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From Little Things Big Things Grow

June 29th, 2017

Big dogs, little dogs, small dogs, fluffy dogs. Our promotional dogs have come in all shapes and sizes since the iconic Collection Dogs first appeared about 40 years ago in shops and other outlets.

Just like our Guide Dogs they have "shouldered" a big responsibility with small coins or their promotional power making a big difference.

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Puppy party with Hit107

June 28th, 2017

Puppy party with Hit107 today! Lead the way comp winner Sarah from PhysioXtra Marion joined radio announcer Angas to meet Guide Dog puppies galore!

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Taking the lead with accommodation access

June 23rd, 2017

Research by our sister school Guide Dogs NSW/ACT reveals that a third (33%) of Guide Dog handlers had their access rights challenged when visiting hotels, motels, caravans and other accommodation. Some Guide Dog handlers also reported being refused entry completely or asked to pay an additional bond because they were accompanied by a Guide Dog.

A series of videos has been produced to help people Take the Lead and to increase education around Guide Dogs access rights within the accommodation industry.

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Guide Dogs Walk Through all Walks of Life

June 22nd, 2017

Guide Dogs can go everywhere! And during our history they certainly have walked through all walks of life - they've been trusted eyes and ears, country dogs, TV stars, financial assistants, ambassadogs and many other roles.

 

 

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Australian Honour for volunteer Claire

June 12th, 2017

It is with great pride that Guide Dogs SA congratulates volunteer Claire Donovan who has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in today's Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Claire is one of Guide Dogs SA/s longest-serving Puppy Raiser and Home Boarder and she is truly an inspiration for others. She says she doesn't see the work she does as something she should receive recognition for, but rather as an honour and privilege to have dogs of such important in her care.

 

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An amazing story of achievement and dedication

June 8th, 2017

Celebrating our 60th year. An amazing pioneer of Guide Dogs SA was Clive Thelning.  He worked tirelessly in the promotion of Guide Dogs and was known as a wonderful man with a keen sense of humour. His is a story of achievement out of rollercoaster emotions, re-assessment and relocation.

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Thank you to all our volunteers

June 8th, 2017

Guide Dogs was proud to say thank you to our volunteers today ahead of Volunteer Day on the Queen's Birthday holiday this weekend.

Our wonderful volunteers - all 300 - are an integral part of the chain that enables us to change the lives of people living with disability.

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No Cinderellas at this Ball

June 1st, 2017

It was the day that two superstars stopped the town 46 years ago this week. Then singing sensations Kamahl and Johnny Farnham - yes he hadn't become John yet - touched down in Adelaide to support The Fireman’s Ball raising funds for Guide Dogs.

Do you remember?

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Honoured to be voted Australia's Most Trusted Charity for fifth year in row

May 22nd, 2017

The Chief Executive of Guide Dogs SA/NT Aaron Chia has thanked the public for voting Guide Dogs Australia as Australia’s Most Trusted charity for the fifth year in a row.

“This is a humbling honour in our 60th year,” Aaron said. “These honours are all the more special because they are from the public and we know we need to work hard to maintain this trust.

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Face the facts on macular degeneration

May 21st, 2017

I'ts Macular Degeneration Awareness Week and Guide Dogs SA/NT is joining with Macular Disease Foundation Australia to urge Australians to "Face the Facts about Macular Degeneration" and take steps to reduce their risk.

Macular degeneration is Australia’s leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss. It causes loss of central vision which affects the ability to see fine detail, drive, read and recognise faces.

You could have early signs without knowing.
 

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