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Meet the Sponsor a Puppy team!

As well as having a soft spot for the troop of gorgeous guide dog puppies, the team behind Sponsor a Puppy have a menagerie of pets! We thought we’d introduce them and some of their furry friends…

Posted on 9:49am Fri 18 Mar 2016
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Pup Dates with Fifi, Eddie and Fargo

If you’re looking for some puppy love this Valentine’s Day, our gorgeous new puppies Fifi, Eddie and Fargo are available for sponsorship! Which one will be your perfect Valentine this February? Read the full post

Posted on 9:49am Thu 11 Feb 2016
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Remember remember the 5th of November…

Bonfire night is fast approaching and children will soon be tracing their name with sparklers. The air will be filled with the smell of toasted marshmallows and fireworks will light up the sky. It’s a great night to enjoy with friends and family but bonfire night isn't always as fun for our pups. Read the full post

Posted on 3:07pm Mon 02 Nov 2015
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Meet our Newest Recruits!

As we say goodbye to our great British summer and open our arms to autumn, everyone at Guide Dogs is very excited! We are thrilled to announce that our puppies Zeb, Ava and Yazmin have now begun their life-changing journey to becoming guide dogs. They will spend the next 12-14 months with their puppy walkers; during which time they will learn basic obedience, such as sit, stay and wait, and attend lots of puppy classes to learn and experience new environments and social situations. With our three adorable puppies moving onto the first stage of their training, we would like to introduce our eager young pups joining the Sponsor a Puppy family, who are all set to start their new fulfilling journey with Guide Dogs. Meet Goldie, Felix and Legend… Read the full post

Posted on 1:38pm Mon 21 Sep 2015
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Schools Out for Summer!

Summer holidays are here for students, but our pups are still working hard at training school as there are thousands of people with sight loss awaiting a life-changing guide dog. When our pups are six weeks old they begin training with their puppy walkers. This is the first phase of their training and at this stage they will be introduced to lots of new sights and sounds and learn basic commands such as ‘sit’ and ‘down.’ Read the full post

Posted on 8:57am Wed 12 Aug 2015
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We are wagging our tails in excitement for National Dog Day on 26 August!

National Dog Day was created by pet expert, Colleen Paige. Why? National Dog Day’s mission is to save ten thousand dogs who suffers, from neglect and to honour their sense of dedication and hard work. By supporting National Dog Day we are recognising the commitment dogs devote to enriching our lives. Read the full post

Posted on 9:23am Mon 03 Aug 2015
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Let Wimbledon keep their Tennis Balls

As Wimbledon is well and truly underway, I’m sure all those half-strung tennis rackets and (slightly worse-for-wear) tennis balls have been dug out from the deep, hidden-away corners of the ‘junk’ cupboard Read the full post

Posted on 11:39am Mon 06 Jul 2015
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ITV's Me and My Guide Dog

We are delighted with the response we have had from the second episode of ITVs Me and My Guide Dog which was aired on Tuesday. Read the full post

Posted on 12:00am Wed 10 Jun 2015
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Meet our Guide Dog Mobility Instructors!

Guide Dog Mobility Instructors have the important job of bringing together all of the training our dogs have learnt up to that point, so that they are one day able to guide people with sight loss. They teach the dog to start making decisions on their own, as opposed to doing as their trainer is asking. They also train people to getting used to being with the dog and the care for a guide dog once they have been paired. Read the full post

Posted on 12:00am Mon 01 Jun 2015
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The myths and facts around Guide Dogs

There are many common misconceptions surrounding Guide Dogs. We have compiled a handy list of myths and facts to help answer some of these for you! Read the full post

Posted on 12:00am Fri 29 May 2015
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