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Life skills for greater independence

November 10th, 2017

Just like any other 29 year old, Chelsea Bartlett wants to live an independent life.

The young woman, who has less than five degrees of peripheral vision, is making the journey to reach her goals with guidance and training from Guide Dogs SA/NT.

Read how our cooking program is adding to her skills set and building confidence.

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With a Nod to the Melbourne Cup

November 9th, 2017

Celebrating Guide Dogs SA/NT 60th anniversary.  With a nod to this week's Melbourne Cup we wind back the clock to our participants out on the track...... The Course was dry and firm which favoured the harnessed ‘marshalls’ as they sat in place awaiting the ‘field’ that was to tackle the course. 

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Guitar sounds at Music Appreciation Group

November 9th, 2017

A big thank you to Adrienne and Peter for being such enthusiastic guest artists at our Music Appreciation Group.

Today was the fifth time that the duo entertained the group with their folk and blues songs on guitar.

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Making the magic of Christmas accessible

November 8th, 2017

It's not many more sleeps until the Credit Union Christmas Pageant comes to town and Access2Arts with the support of Guide Dogs SA/NT and the Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) is making the magic come alive for people with vision loss.

A recent tour of the Stardust Castle, where the elves are busy putting the finishing touches to the floats, enabled children and adults from Kilparrin School and Guide Dogs SA/NT and RSB and their families and supporters, to get up close to the floats, to touch them and gain an understanding of their size, decorations and themes.

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Guide Dogs out and about at Specsavers!

November 8th, 2017

Have you seen our puppies out and about in Specsavers lately? The 26 South Australian Specsavers stores are kindly fundraising for Guide Dogs SA/NT and aiming to raise a whopping $20,000!

If you’re thinking about a new pair of specs head to your nearest Specsavers store before the end of the month. With your purchase you’ll be supporting South Australians living with vision impairment.

Enjoy our gallery


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Flying High!

November 2nd, 2017

Celebrating Guide Dogs SA/NT 60th anniversary. With 5th November looming thoughts wind back through history to the days when Bonfire Night and the accompanying fireworks were celebrated.  This by a giant leap of lateral thinking leads us to King and his handler, Clive Thelning, who he guided safely in the most unusual places, even getting up close and personal with giant size rockets!!

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Celebrating the Guide Dog journey

October 31st, 2017

Thank you to all our supporters for coming to the M Litter graduation and celebration of the Guide Dog journey at the Hotel Grand Chancellor today.

Your amazing suppawt of Guide Dogs touches us all. With your continued support we can change lives.

Enjoy our gallery of photos from this morning's ceremony.

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History Intertwined

October 26th, 2017

Celebrating Guide Dogs SA/NT 60th anniversary.  Unravelling what, on the face of it would seem a simple if unusual mission has, produced a story where many strands of history combine including some of the rich history of Alice Springs and its characters.


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Thanks to Beyond Bank volunteers

October 25th, 2017

A big thanks to the volunteers from Beyond Bank for helping us to spruce up Buddy's Garden.

The garden at our Morphett Street Centre is where our dogs get to romp and play and have a toilet break.

You did an amazing job, the garden looks great! Our dogs say a big thankyou!

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Beau's Pet Hotel shines on Sunrise

October 24th, 2017

Guide Dogs SA/NT's social enterprise Beau's Pet Hotel was pleased to host the Channel 7 Sunrise Program this morning.

Weather presenter and declared cat lover Sam Mac got the inside look from the cat atrium, met Gertie in her VIP suite and even rolled his sleeves up to wash Jet. A busy morning.

Enjoy our gallery of photos.

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