Put your paws up to give a Puppy a home
OR donate so others can.
Puppy Raisers are a vital part of our volunteer community. Each raiser commits their time – from as little as four months – to help our promising puppies become Guide Dogs.Apply now
Can you help? If so, please apply now or read more below.
Every Guide Dog costs over $50,000 to breed, train and place with someone in need.
Their journey is only possible with the help of people like you.
It takes almost two years to breed, raise and train just one Guide Dog.
Over 3,000 hours of training is invested in each dog before it can start guiding a Queenslander who is blind or vision impaired.
No matter how you show your support,
it truly makes a world of difference.
What’s involved in puppy raising?
Raising a puppy involves caring for a future Guide Dog for part of OR all of a puppy’s journey from around eight weeks of age until around 18 months of age when they return to us for Guide Dog training. Our team will work with you to determine the best fit, with placements starting for a period of just four months.
During your time with your Guide Dog puppy, they will learn basic manners, obedience and other commands.
We’ll be there along the way to offer all the support you need while raising the puppy. We also cover the associated costs including food, equipment, temporary boarding and healthcare. Puppy Raising is a physically demanding role and will require you to actively look after the puppy including bending and lifting.
As a Puppy Raiser not only do you get to learn a lot about dogs and yourself, you will get to enjoy lots of puppy love and know your effort will make a big difference to someone who is blind or has low vision in the future.
All we need is your love and time.Apply now
I can’t raise a puppy, but I’d like to help!
Great! No matter whether your contribution is great or small, you’ll be making a difference to our work with Queenslanders in need.
We rely on the support of people like you to provide our vital services, including our incredible Guide Dogs.
With 90% of our annual funding coming from the community (approximately 10% from government), your help can ensure more people with low or no vision are able to lead independent and meaningful lives.
Thank you for your suppawt.Make a donation
Want to find out more?
We are on hand to help you with any questions you may have.