Author: Regional Marketing and Communications Team
Guide dog owner Samantha Leftwich and her mum Linda, both from Essex, turned an unfortunate situation into a positive bonding experience this October, running their own half marathon to raise money for Guide Dogs.
Guide dog owner Ben Good, from Fareham in Hampshire, has been awarded an MBE for services to people with vision impairment. Ben was awarded his MBE by His Majesty King Charles III, but the real star of the show was guide dog Stamp, who not only accompanied Ben to receive his award but licked King Charles’ hand!
Hundreds of Guide Dogs campaigners took to their local high streets to educate shops, cafés, restaurants, and other businesses and services about the access rights of assistance dog owners in support of our Open Doors campaign.
According to new research from Guide Dogs, British dog owners are estimated to spend more than £1.3 billion on gifts for their dog this Christmas. More than half, however, admit to being worried about the cost of presents this year, yet ultimately expect to spend an average of £101 on gifts for their dogs.