Will you help a pup grow into a life-changing Guide Dog like Stark?
Before being matched with his Guide Dog, Ricky felt isolated.
Now with his Guide Dog ‘Stark’ by his side, Ricky has independence. For Ricky, Stark is more than just his Guide Dog. He is a friend and an invaluable companion.
Ricky and Stark’s story is only made possible thanks to the generosity of supporters like our Puppy Pals.
A Puppy Pal is a valued supporter who contributes to the journey of our promising puppies as they work to become Guide Dogs. It takes over two years to raise and train these pups – a journey only made possible thanks to the support of people like you.
Support these special puppies and change lives
By becoming a Puppy Pal, you’ll play an invaluable role in the development of our Guide Dogs.
What you get as a Puppy Pal
By joining the Puppy Pals program, you give puppies the best possible start on their journey to becoming Guide Dogs. That’s pretty incredible on its own, but you also get all kinds of exclusive offers and opportunities like:
- A welcome pack with photos of your new puppies and some paw-fectly cute gifts
- A copy of your litter’s birth certificate
- Regular pup-dates on your litter’s progress
- Access to members only online content
- An exclusive Puppy Pals only event to meet the pups each year
What difference you make
Did you know it costs over $50,000 to breed, raise and train every Guide Dog? With less than 10% government funding, regular donations are our best chance to keep up with demand and place more Guide Dogs with the Queenslanders who need them.
That’s why we need generous supporters like you to become a regular giver through our Puppy Pals program.
It takes a lot of time, love, energy, training and money to help a puppy become one of the incredible Guide Dogs you see out working. Our Guide Dogs are always in demand, so it’s only with your ongoing support that we can continue to change the lives of Queenslanders with low or no vision.
Ready to feel all warm and fuzzy?
Enjoy the warm and fuzzy feeling of knowing your contribution is helping us raise the next generation of Guide Dogs that will change the lives of Queenslanders in need.Become a Puppy Pal
Give a gift that keeps on giving, growing, playing, loving, cuddling and eventually graduating!
As a Puppy Pal, your contribution makes a difference from the moment your sponsored litter is born. Puppy training starts in the nursery just after birth, and it’s here you will get to see your first glimpse of the new puppies you support.
During their two years of training, the puppies rely on your generous support for vet care, vaccinations, toys and ongoing learning. You’ll get regular updates on how your litter is progressing until they are ready to be paired with a Queenslander in need.
We're the adorable new recruits currently being raised by volunteer Puppy Raisers.
‘C’ & ‘K’ Litters
We’re really busy undergoing intensive Guide Dog training. Serious stuff!
We're the latest Puppy Pals graduates! We love working with our new handlers.
This is the life! We’re spending our golden years with a loving family.
Meet the puppies
Puppy Pals have achieved some amazing things together this year
Every year, Puppy Pals supporters play a vital role in helping to fund the Guide Dog training program. Catch up on the latest year by numbers.
Puppies in the latest Puppy Pals litter
Guide Dogs placed with Queenslanders
Puppy Pals pooches graduated as Guide Dogs
Volunteers supported our dogs
Puppy Pals attended exclusive events
New Puppy Pals joined the program
Make a real difference to Queenslanders in need
Our new recruits have big paws to fill but they can’t do it without you! Your regular contribution means more puppies will be placed with Queenslanders who are blind or vision impaired, helping them to live more independent and active lives.
As a Puppy Pal, you’ll play a very important part in helping more puppies become Guide Dogs, like ‘Tatum’ from the ‘T’ litter. Now he’s all grown up and graduated he’s making a big difference to his handler every day.
Want to find out more?
Rachel, our Puppy Pals Coordinator, is on hand to talk about how you can help Guide Dog puppies play, learn and grow.
“The journey of a Guide Dog would not be possible without people like you. I can’t wait to talk to you about the difference you can make to our promising puppies!”