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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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Navigating the transport system

January 29th, 2018

Navigating the transport system can present challenges for people who are blind or have low vision. Our Vision Services team at Guide Dogs SA/NT work with government, local councils and large corporations to provide expert advice on access issues.

Find out more about a field trip with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

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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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Glamour session for life skills

January 24th, 2018

The eyes have it! Looking your best and caring for yourself is important to any young woman.

However, vision loss brings challenges in choosing the right clothes and colours, applying a touch of makeup and caring for yourself.

A group of young female clients making the transition from school to tertiary study or other life journeys got together at Guide Dogs SA/NT recently to have a glamour session.

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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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60 things you didn't know about Guide Dogs

December 28th, 2017

It's the last few days of our 60th Year! We hope you have enjoyed our journey of photographs from years gone by throughout 2017.

As we wrap up the Diamond Jubilee, Guide Dogs SA/NT says thank you to everyone who makes up the Guide Dogs family - our early pioneers, supporters, donors, staff, volunteers, and of course our clients. You make us what we are.

We are proud of our history and tradition. Over the past 60 years we've been innovative and passionate about changing the lives of people living with sensory loss. We aim to continue that tradition well into the future.

To wrap up the diamond jubilee year here's a reminder of the 60 things you didn't know about Guide Dogs.

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