Guide Dogs presents Flash

Meet Flash

In October 2021, we celebrated 90 years of helping people with sight loss live the life they choose.

As part of this, we created ‘Flash’. This short, animated film celebrates our amazing dogs, volunteers, and staff, who have been at the heart of our life changing work since the beginning. 

Flash is named after one of the UK’s first four Guide Dogs who was partnered with World War One veteran, Alan Caldwell in 1931.

Every amazing guide dog partnership starts with the support of people like you, to help puppies like Flash become the guide dog that could change someone’s life. Help more pups on their way to changing lives by supporting Guide Dogs today.

Puppy Flash looks to camera with paws on a blanket

Real-life Flash!

To mark Guide Dogs 90th anniversary and the launch of our Flash film, we named one of our future life-changers after one of the first ever Guide Dogs.

Flash is now all grown-up! She has since become a guide dog mum, and lives at home with one of our incredible volunteers. In 2023, Flash gave birth to her first litter of puppies.

Get weekly updates on Flash's real-life journey! #FlashFriday 

Joanna Page meets Flash

Actress Joanna Page has voiced a special audio version of the story, created specifically for people with sight loss, which you can listen to below. She also recently met the real-life Flash!

Flash audiobook cover features Flash animated puppy and 'narrated by Joanna Page'

Flash audiobook narrated by Joanna Page

It was such a pleasure to meet the adorable Flash. Her name carries so much history for Guide Dogs in its 90th year, and I’m delighted to help the charity tell the story of Flash and other life-changing dogs like her. Of course Flash’s incredible journey wouldn’t be possible without Guide Dogs’ amazing volunteers. We’re celebrating them throughout the year, starting with a gorgeous animated film which everyone should watch. I was thrilled to be the voice of Flash in the audio story, which means everyone can enjoy this wonderful tale.
Joanna Page, Actress

Sponsor a Puppy 

You can sponsor a puppy like Flash and be part of their very special journey to transform the life of someone with sight loss. It’s just £1 a week and you’ll receive regular Pupdates and photos, access to your puppy’s exclusive Facebook group, a magnet and much more!

Visit our shop to buy a Flash cuddly toy and support our charity - 100% of profits go to Guide Dogs


Our volunteer puppy raisers play a vital role in the early development and education of our dogs, providing a loving home for puppies like Flash as they grow towards the next stage of their training.

Did you know we have 100 different volunteering roles? We’re so grateful for any time you can give us whether it’s months, days or hours. However you choose to get involved, you’ll be making a real difference.