Making it your business to support the community
Our partners are instrumental in our vision to improve the quality of lives of people living with disability in South Australia and Northern Territory. We sincerely thank all of our corporate sponsors and supporters for their generosity.
Guide Dogs works closely with corporate partners to provide services to people living with a sensory loss and families of children living with autism. These services include Guide Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs, Orientation and Mobility Training, Acquired Brain Injury Services, Sensory and Hearing Services.
Guide Dogs receives no Government funding for its Guide Dog or Autism Assistance Dog program. We rely on the generosity of the community and our corporate partners to raise much needed funds.
A successful partnership with Guide Dogs can:
- Establish a corporate organisation as a responsible corporate citizen
- Enhance corporate reputation
- Increase consumer and stakeholder's trust and confidence
- Enhance brand image
- Build customer loyalty
- Increase company sales - research shows that customers support a company's commitment to the community and that they are willing to change purchasing behaviour accordingly
- Provide customers with an emotional rationale for purchase
- Increase staff loyalty, motivation and retention.
Guide Dogs adopts a collaborative approach and is committed to creating innovative partnerships that meet community, marketing and strategic business objectives. With the assistance of our corporate partners we can make a positive impact and contribution to the South Australian and Northern Territory community.
As we aspire to grow and proudly become a leader in the disability sector, please contact Alix Katala, Team Leader of Individual and Community Fundraising on 08 8203 8312, to discuss how we can work together to support our community.
Developed by “the world’s leading authority on petcare and nutrition”, ADVANCE™ is manufactured by MARS® Petcare and draws on over 45 years manufacturing experience right here in Australia. It is the most tested super premium pet food in Australia designed specifically for Australian pets, our unique climate and lifestyle. ADVANCE™ use the highest quality ingredients from approved suppliers, and Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) quality systems to ensure your pet gets the best possible food for a long, healthy life.
Guide Dogs Australia (GDA) is pleased to be extending our partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) (previously Merial Australia) to further enhance the health, well-being and protection of our Guide Dogs in Training. BI and GDA have had a long standing partnership providing NexGard®, HeartGard® Plus and ParaGard® parasite protection and with the merger of Merial Australia and BI the generous support to GDA has now increased to include the provision of core and canine cough vaccinations to all Guide Dogs in Training Australia wide.
Coles provides fresh food, groceries, general merchandise, liquor, fuel and financial services to more than 20 million customers each week through its store network and online platform. With more than 101,000 team members throughout its 776 supermarkets, Coles provides ongoing support to Guide Dogs by allowing us to place our Collection Dogs in their supermarkets and Liquorland stores. These funds are critical to our fundraising efforts and our ability to continue to provide services for people living with disability.
Greenstone specialises in the design, marketing, distribution and administration of personal insurance offering a range of products in the term life, funeral, income protection and pet insurance categories. These insurance products are distributed through Greenstone’s proprietary brands and affinity brands, including Guide Dogs Pet Insurance. In addition, Greenstone also distributes its proprietary, affinity and third party insurance products through its online comparison website, Choosi.
IDEXX Laboratories is a global leader in diagnostic solutions for animals, water and food. IDEXX focus on providing real time care so that our products and services make a measurable impact on animal health and disease diagnosis. They offer a range of solutions for treating companion animals, monitoring livestock and poultry health, and for testing water and milk to ensure optimum levels of quality and safety. IDEXX provide complimentary pathology services to Guide Dogs Australia.
PAW by Blackmores is part of the Blackmores group, Australia’s leading natural health company. PAW offers an innovative range of natural pet healthcare products, developed by vets and inspired by nature. At PAW we believe that human lives are enriched through the companionship of a healthy, happy pet – which is why we are so proud of our partnership with Guide Dogs Australia. This belief is also the foundation for the quality, efficacious products that we create, and it is the reason that we are focused on improving the health of companion animals.
PETstock is a 100% Australian, family owned and operated business born in 2002. PETstock people are industry experts and understand that you’re not shopping for your dog, cat, bird, fish or lizard…you’re shopping for your best buddy, your family member. PETstock are proud to provide customers with good old fashioned customer service. When you visit PETstock, you know you’re not just going to get the best quality pet care products, services and advice; you’re going to be treated as part of the family. PETstock’s very own charity foundation, PETstock Assist, is delighted to partner with Australia’s Most Trusted Charity, Guide Dogs Australia raising over $100,000 since 2014.
The Kong Company has been developing, designing and producing dog and cat toys for over 40 years. KONG toys are the best of the best in quality, originality, variety, safety and value. KONG toys provide solutions and environmental enrichment for both cats and dogs and also their owners. KONG toys are recommended by professional trainers, behaviourists and veterinarians worldwide. It’s not just a toy, it’s a KONG!
The Adelaide Animal Emergency and Referral Centre (AAERC) provides compassionate critical and emergency care for your companions when your regular vet is unavailable. AAERC provides Guide Dogs with in-kind emergency veterinary care, 24 hour emergency and surgical support, and endless peace of mind.
Copyworld is a national leader in the sale, support and service of Toshiba Multifunction Devices and Managed Network Solutions. A proud South Australian company, Copyworld is a long-term supporter of Guide Dogs. Previously they have sponsored Guide Dogs Vegas, Gigi and Pixie through their puppy journey. Their support enables us to continue to train and raise Guide Dogs to change the lives of people living with disability.
Salmon Studio is a design studio that is passionate about creativity, strategy and client collaboration. They treat each client’s brand like their own. Salmon are proud to be Guide Dogs’ Design Partner, providing gratis account management and strategic consultation and design services at a reduced rate. Salmon have been valuable sponsors since 2007 and have previously sponsored Sonic, who is now a Guide Dog; Winter, who is now an Autism Assistance Dog; and Polar, puppy-in-training.
For more than a century, Coles has been dedicated to giving Australian families the fresh food and groceries they need, at prices they can afford.
Coles supermarkets in South Australia and Northern Territory enthusiastically fundraise for Guide Dogs, providing rewarding opportunities across the community to participate in a variety of fundraising and marketing events.
Brooks Australia have been providing innovative systems design in various fields of electrical and fire engineering since 1973. Brooks are a major supplier of Smoke Alarms throughout Australia and New Zealand and are Guide Dogs’ preferred supplier for our Specialised Smoke Alarm Program.
Brooks proudly sponsor Guide Dogs’ Hearing Resources Room, and currently sponsor the Hearing Services Team at Guide Dogs to provide portable audiometers and otoscopes for ear health and hearing assessments in isolated communities. They have also been proud sponsors of the D Litter.
Thanks to our supporters with a Beyond Bank Community Reward Account, Beyond Bank are able to generously provide Guide Dogs with close to $10,000 annually to assist with providing a variety of programs and services to the community. The Community Reward Account is another way for Guide Dogs SA/NT supporters to help us raise funds, simply by saving. The more you save, the more Beyond Bank provides back to us, at no cost to you. It's a great incentive to save for something special, you'll get a great interest rate and at the same time you'll be supporting our cause. To find out more about Beyond Bank Community Reward Account visit beyondbank.com.au, call 132585 or drop into your nearest Beyond Bank branch.
Today Maughan Thiem is the oldest Ford dealer trading in Adelaide and is Guide Dogs chosen car dealer.
The Port Adelaide Football Club is South Australia’s oldest and Australia’s most successful senior football club, established in 1870. It plays in the Australian Football League, SANFL and SA Women’s Football League.
The club generously supports Guide Dogs with the provision of a player ambassador and player appearances, signed auction items, AFL match recognition, and media assistance in the lead-up to significant events.
The Booze Brothers Staff Charitable Fund was formed after the serious illness of a member of the staff. Funds were raised initially to assist in his recovery and ongoing support of his education. From this, staff approached management with a view to have an ongoing commitment to charity.
This support is now far reaching, including their long term and generous support of Guide Dogs.
Adelaide Airport is the major gateway to South Australia and services international, domestic and regional flights. Adelaide Airport views their relationships with the local community as an integral part of successfully operating a growing domestic and international airport. Their Community Investment Program is making a difference to the lives of people connected to the organisations they support.
Adelaide Airport is proud to be a Bronze Paw supporter of Guide Dogs.
Oz-Pet have come onboard as a generous sponsor and supplier to Beau’s Pet Hotel; providing safe, hygienic and odour free cat litter and litter trays for your furry felines at Beau’s Pet Hotel. Thanks to their in-kind support and generous discounting, Beau’s is able to use this organic, environmentally friendly product – you even get a take-home sample pack after your pet’s stay!
General sponsors & supporters
- Haigh’s Chocolates