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Nominations open for Friends of Guide Dogs Awards

March 26th, 2018

As a Guide Dog or Autism Assistance Dog handler or Puppy Raiser, have you experienced service that goes above and beyond?‚Äč Say thanks by nominating your favourite business or service for the Friends of Guide Dogs Awards!

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Hear the future - It's World Hearing Day!

March 3rd, 2018

Hear the future and prepare for it – it’s World Hearing Day!

Did you know that people with profound hearing loss can’t hear a household smoke alarm?

At Guide Dogs SA/NT we are much #morethandogs and have a range of services and equipment for people to maximise their available hearing, including special smoke alarms.

 

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Clear message for Hearing Awareness Week

February 25th, 2018

Did you know that one in six Australians is deaf, hearing impaired or has an ear disorder?

During National Hearing Awareness Week, Guide Dogs SA/NT urges you to protect your hearing.

Some of the early warning signs are: you can hear but not understand; you find it hard to hear in noisy situations or groups of people; you think people mumble; you need turn the TV up louder than others or, you don't always hear the doorbell or the phone.

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It's the Year of the Dog!

February 16th, 2018

Happy Chinese New Year! It's the Year of the Dog and our puppies think that's pretty pawsome. Dog are loyal and honest, amiable and kind, cautious and prudent. Due to having a strong sense of loyalty and sincerity, dogs will do everything for the person they think is most important. Reckon that sounds like a Guide Dog.

 

 

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Thinking about pet insurance? We have the answer.

February 6th, 2018

When you choose to insure your pet with Guide Dogs Pet Insurance, you play a vital role in ensuring the ongoing breeding, training and placement of much needed Guide Dogs for Australians who have experienced vision loss.

Proceeds from every Guide Dogs Pet Insurance policy contribute to our funding.

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Accessible voting in the upcoming State Election

January 30th, 2018

The South Australian Electoral Commission is gearing up for the State Election and is implementing several initiatives to ensure greater accessibility for people who are blind or have low vision.

The SA Electoral Commissioner Mick Sherry said these services include print alternatives, electronic magnifiers, audio letters, large print letters and braille.

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Congratulations to Chelsea - Adelaide's Young Citizen of the Year

January 25th, 2018

Congratulations to Chelsea Bartlett who is the City of Adelaide’s Young Citizen of the Year for 2018.

Chelsea, who has low vision, has travelled into Guide Dogs SA/NT once a week for almost two years to volunteer and help the organisation in its mission to enhance the quality of life of people living with disability.

The award was presented today by the Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Martin Haese at a ceremony at the Adelaide Town Hall, where the Citizen of the Year and the Community Event of the Year were also announced.

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Help your pooch beat the heat

January 22nd, 2018

The heatwave continues and there are some more scorching days and hot nights ahead.

To keep your pooch safe and comfortable, check out 10 tips to help your dog beat the heat.

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Guide Dogs unveil paw-some new look

January 18th, 2018

Cuteness alert! There will be no fashion “fur-paws” in sight as Guide Dogs Australia harnesses a fresh new uniform look for our iconic Guide Dogs.

Guide Dogs SA/NT CEO Aaron Chia said it was a significant step to unveil the new coats, which will be uniform across the country for the first time to make Guide Dogs-in-training more easily recognised when working. You will start seeing them out and about soon when the weather is much cooler.

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