Meet the Global heroes: Blind Foundation New Zealand
We’re eagerly counting down to our Global Dogs Unite event now, and to help unite dogs and their owners across the world, we thought we’d introduce you to the other guide dog charities who have gotten involved to help take Dogs Unite worldwide!
About the Blind Foundation
The Blind Foundation hosted their first Dogs Unite walk in New Zealand in 2015, with an event that saw dogs of all shapes and sizes unite to become superhero dogs for the day. In 2016 they are looking to see many more pet dogs and their owners come together to raise vital money for the breeding and training of more guide dogs, changing the lives of Kiwis who are blind or have low vision.
For 125 years The Blind Foundation has been New Zealand’s main provider of practical and emotional support for the thousands of Kiwis who are affected by sight loss. Launched in 1890 as Jubilee Institute for the Blind, Blind Foundation New Zealand now provides a range of services to enable blind and visually impaired Kiwis to face their future with confidence.
As well as providing practical support in living independently, help with technology, ways to continue reading, and advice on staying in or looking for work, The Blind Foundation Guide Dogs help people who are blind or have low vision get around safely, with greater speed and confidence. They mean freedom, independence, confidence and companionship.
By uniting dogs across the globe, Guide Dogs UK, Guide Dogs Victoria, and The Blind Foundation aim to raise awareness of the life-changing difference guide dogs make to people who are blind or partially sighted.
Help change a life by getting involved in Global Dogs Unite!