Find out the latest Guide Dogs news including our research work, collaboration projects and press coverage.

2022

May

Headshots of Jess Impiazzi as a child

Celebrities share childhood dream jobs and a picture of them as a child to support our 'Every Dream Count' campaign.

April

A Golden Retriever puppy walking towards a ginger interactive toy cat

Guide Dogs’ Canine Science Team is trialling a new way of gaining a greater understanding of our guide dog puppies at a young age. Watch our new video to see our puppies take on problem-solving games!

Guide Dogs staff member walking with a guide dog owner in a park

Please read our statement on how we are making a public commitment to increasing the number of blind and partially sighted people employed within our industry.

Stonehenge on a sunny day as seen by someone with macular degeneration

To show the impact that eye conditions have on people’s vision, we have created images of UK landmarks as seen by people with different eye conditions.

Over £45,000 raised for Guide Dogs thanks to over 200 runners!

A woman with sight loss putting a frying pan in the oven

Watch our new video with Katie Pix to find out cooking tips from people with sight loss!

March

We surveyed 2,000 people about their eye health and the results were surprising.

Guide dog Milo

Watch us and our well-behaved guide dogs appear on Channel 4’s TV show all about dogs, ‘Crufts’.

Dog complete a puzzle 1

New research shows that our nation’s dogs display signs of having poor mental health. We share ideas on how to stimulate your dogs mental health.

The Countess of Wessex

The Countess of Wessex joined children with sight loss to read some stories to celebrate World Book Day which happens on March 3.

February

Siobhan with her guide dog and Kingston School Students

Siobhan Meade and her guide dog, Marty, visit two UK schools to answer some light-hearted questions about being blind.

Amit and Kika BBC London news

Guide dog owner and disability activist, Amit Patel, has shared his story after a video went viral of him and his guide dog, Kika, being verbally abused on an escalator whilst heading to catch the tube.

Designers Jonathan Smith and Adam Woolcott sitting in the award-winning Guide Dogs 90th Anniversary Artisan Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021

To celebrate LGBT+ History Month, we caught up with Jonathan Smith and Adam Woolcott, designers of Guide Dogs Artisan Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021.

Terry sitting on a bench with guide dog, Spencer, sat between his legs

Guide dog owner, Terry, speaks out about pavement parking after a terrifying encounter.

A guide dog mobility trainer training a guide dog on crossing roads.

Your questions answered on how the recent changes to the Highway Code affect working with your guide dog.

January

A guide dog owner with his dog, and other travellers, waiting on the platform for their train.

Onboard train announcements could be scrapped leaving people with a visual impairment excluded from travelling.

A litter of 16 black german shepherd and retriever cross puppies looking over a low gate

German shepherd, Unity, breaks Guide Dogs' 60-year record with a litter of 16 future life-changers.

2021

A Labrador puppy sitting by a a Christmas tree

We surveyed 1,000 pet dog owners to find out what our dogs' favourite Christmas songs are and give some advice on how to play music around our four-legged friends.

A man on an e-scooter in a park

We've completed the first-ever crash testing of e-scooters, which highlights the dangers of them, especially for people with sight loss.

Charlie, Lynne and golden retriever Sarah

Corrie star Charlie De Melo was on hand to play puppy midwife with his mum, Lynne, who is a Guide Dogs volunteer and looks after guide dog mum, Sarah.

Filming of The Pet Show outside

The Guide Dogs National Centre was paid a visit by ITV’s The Pet Show to find out what goes into training a guide dog and more about our buddy dog programme.

Emma Foulds, Libby Clegg, Jaina Mistry and her mum

The Guide Dogs People Awards ceremony was held last week at our National Centre to honour the contributions and achievements of our volunteers, staff and service users over the past 12 months.

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex with guide dogs

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex met the life-changing guide dogs of the future as part of a visit to the Guide Dogs National Centre in Warwickshire.

A guide dog walking with guide dog owner

Following a survey of guide dog owners and a poll to the public, we share the implications of distracting a guide dog.

A fundraiser wearing a Guide Dogs branded t-shirt which reads 'Star Fundraiser' on the arm.

Maria Novell, Director of Fundraising, looks back over a year of fundraising at Guide Dogs like no other.

Marin Clunes sitting on a lounger with his dogs

Celebrity portrait photographer, Andy Gotts, has created a series of stunning images of the UK's most famous faces and their dogs to celebrate our 90th anniversary.

Aunt Bessie's Yorkshire pudding dog bed with packets of Yorkshire puddings and vegetable toys

The dog bed has been created to mark the birth of Bessie, a guide dog puppy sponsored by Aunt Bessie's as part of its charity partnership with Guide Dogs.

A Guide Dogs Labrador puppy sitting on grass surrounded by leaves

Our expert shares advice on potential hazards to your dog to look out for on walks this autumn.

Nell smiling in her school corridor

BBC Radio 4's show, The Listening Project, hosted a fascinating and heart-warming chat between two people connected by Guide Dogs.

Guide Dogs' garden at the Chelsea Flower Show

Guide Dogs has an Artisan Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, to celebrate the first British guide dog partnerships being made 90 years ago. 

Two golden retrievers sleeping on the floor together

We share advice from our experts to help the nation’s pet dogs get better sleep.

A golden retriever puppy walking through thick grass

New research by Guide Dogs has revealed approximately 7.8 million dogs in the UK are potentially exposed to poisonous plants in their very own gardens.

Bride Stacey with groom Kierran smiling with guide dog Toffee

Guide dog Toffee helped his owner, Stacey, marry the man of her dreams after a devasting illness caused her to lose her sight.

A guide dog owner walking along the street with her guide dog

A guide dog owner experiences access refusals at two Leicester Square restaurants in London when her and her husband went to eat with their family and guide dogs.

YouTuber Siobhan Meade with her guide dog Marty (right) and her partner’s guide dog, Sammy, on the red carpet with Paw Patrol characters Chase (left) and Marshall.

Flash, the guide dog puppy in training, joined a host of celebrities at the premiere of Paw Patrol: The Movie in London.

A visually impaired man standing at his window

Director of Operations, Peter Osborne explains how the pandemic affected Guide Dogs and their service users.

Kamsi and her sister, Nnenna, playing on their iPad

Guide Dogs' new scheme 'Tech for All' will provide free assistive technology to all children with a vision impairment aged between three and 18 in the UK.

Guide Dog owner, Jaina, lost her sight after a rare allergic reaction and has gone on to become the country’s first blind fitness instructor.

Guide Dogs shows support for the Government's plans to review how dog theft is classified in UK law.

A guide dog owner has spoken to BBC Breakfast about her experiences of e-scooters as the year-long trial of the two-wheel transport device starts in London.

Charities, including Guide Dogs, are calling on Network Rail and the Department for Transport to urgently install missing warning tactile surfaces on train platforms before more lives are lost.

Guide Dogs' history was honoured by chef and competitor Dan McGeorge in this year's Great British Menu on BBC Two. His dessert dish, 'Give A Dog A Bone', was made in honour of our founders, Muriel Crooke and Rosamond Bond.

Guide Dogs has teamed up with SignVideo to help make our support accessible to deaf people and people who have a combined sight and hearing loss who use sign language to communicate.

Staff in Royal Bolton Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit recently received a surprise visit from trainee buddy dog Mason, as fosterer Sarah Thornton thought her NHS colleagues could use the emotional support after a hard shift.

To kick off our 90th anniversary, we’ve decided to immortalise our newest recruit, Flash, in a three-minute film to be shown on national television.

A new pilot scheme funded by Royal Canin sees the provision of digital talking scales to 200 guide dog owners to support them with the weight management of their guide dogs.

As we return to a more normal way of life, we’re determined to focus on getting things back on track and investing in our future. 

Guide Dogs is warning that Great Britain has one chance to prevent e-scooter chaos, as the high level of illegal and anti-social use of e-scooters across the country, coupled with the lack of police enforcement, becomes apparent in new research.

On Saturday 12 December, we were delighted to virtually host Guide Dogs' supporters for our 2020 Christmas Wishes Event. Together we celebrated all the incredible wishes you’ve helped come true this year for people with sight loss, as well as their friends and families.

We're making important changes to some of the staff job titles, volunteer role names and the language we use.