Australia's Most Trusted Charity 2013

Australia's Most Trusted Charity 2013

How Your Donation Helps.

We receive just over 30 percent government funding for the vital services we provide to the community.

It costs approximately $35,000 to fully train a Guide Dog. Here is an example of how your money will help:

  • $25 will buy a quality leather dog collar.
  • $40 is enough to provide a vision-impaired person with a folding mobility cane.
  • $50 is enough to provide a high-visibility raincoat for a Guide Dog.
  • $75 will provide a new Guide Dog user with a Guide Dog Instructor for an hour.
  • $100 is enough to vaccinate a dog against deadly diseases like distemper.
  • $250 is enough to purchase a special harness, the sensitive piece of equipment through which Guide Dogs lead and communicate with their users.
  • $390 will provide an electronic Miniguide.
  • $590 is enough for a Group Puppy Training for one day.
  • $1800 will supply 12 month worth of vaccinations for a litter of 9 puppies.

The costs are high, but the rewards are priceless!


Your donation will make a big difference

For as little as $10, you can make a difference to someones life. Your generous donation will assist in the breeding and training of our fabulous dogs and help them become a Guide Dog, Autism Assistance Dog or Pets As Therapy Dog – bringing companionship, safety, independence and inclusion to those whom need it. Oh, and by the way, it’s tax-deductible, too – so that’s a win-win situation.

Select the amount you'd like to contribute

Alternatively you can donate using traditional methods:


It's easy to donate by phone.

Just ring (08) 8115 6060 to make your donation.


Download the donation form and mail to:
Guide Dogs
251 Morphett St
Adelaide SA 5000

We will mail you a tax receipt as soon as your donation is processed.

Gifts for Puppies

Gifts for puppies

Training of the puppies starts almost immediately in the Puppy Development Centre and there are so many new pieces of equipment needed to ensure our puppies are trained to the highest standard.

By six weeks the puppies are in our environmental playground, a wonderful place for them to explore, gain confidence, and be exposed to different sights, sounds, smells, surfaces and experiences. At eight weeks, puppies go to volunteer puppy raisers and spend a year, under our guidance, experiencing the world and as many different environments as possible. At one year old they move to an intensive assessment and training program.

At each stage every puppy needs many items to aid in their training and general enjoyment of their time with us. As well as regular veterinarian bills – comprehensive health checks , a series of tests for eyes and hips, and desexing – the list is endless!

You can help by choosing a gift to give to the puppies. Check out the available gifts and select which one/s you’d like to donate.

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Puppy Sponsors

Puppy Sponsors

Being a Puppy Sponsor is sharing in the hopes and challenges of puppies and instructors as they go on the journey to graduation. Supporting amazing animals doing amazing work.

You will receive your puppies' birth certificate and we’ll keep you informed of their progress with regular 'pupdates'. Over the months, you’ll develop a very special relationship with some very special dogs. And just think how proud you'll be when they graduate – with you in attendance - thanks to your kind support.

Your sponsorship will fund the raising and training of puppies for individuals with vision impairment and children living with autism and their families. You can help turn some of the cutest puppies into highly skilled Guide Dogs or Autism Assistance Dogs!

Learn more about Puppy Sponsorship >

Yes! I want to be a Puppy Sponsor

A gift for the future

Bequests are the greatest commitment a supporter can demonstrate. Over the years, bequests have allowed Guide Dogs to evolve and to meet the growing demand for our services.

Whether large or small, every gift is greatly valued because it will help make a real difference to someone’s life.

It can be a daunting proposition to think of mortality and the importance of having a valid Will. However, having a valid Will is the only way to be sure that your wishes will be met. A bequest is a gift and can be anonymous if you wish. It is an instruction contained within your Will that specifically reserves part of an estate for a particular beneficiary. Bequests can be made in a variety of ways to reflect your specific wishes.

Learn More about leaving a bequest for Guide Dogs >

I would like to leave a bequest