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Talking Bus Campaign Meets Politicians

The Guide Dogs charity are currently running a campaign called, “Talking Buses” which aims to change the law so that audio-visual equipment is installed on buses and scheduled coach services. According to James White, Campaigns Manager for Guide Dogs, an … Continue reading

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Warning…these three puppies will melt your heart!

Saffie, Kara and Skipper are three new additions to the Guide Dog training team and they’re looking for sponsorships… Skipper is a Labrador cross Golden Retriever and loves running around and playing in the garden. Saffie is Skipper’s sister who is … Continue reading

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Rehoming Failed Guide Dogs

Failed Guide Dogs It’s unfortunate that not all the puppies bred to be Guide Dogs pass the training. For whatever reason, be it medical or behavioural, there are some puppies who just don’t make the grade and need to be … Continue reading

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History Of The Guide Dogs Charity

The Guide Dogs for the Blind in the UK was effectively started by Miss Muriel Crooke, a German shepherd enthusiast and Mrs Rosamund Bond, a breeder and exhibitor of German Shepherds on Wallasey, Cheshire, North-West England. Initial support for the … Continue reading

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Campaign Against VAT On Guide Dog Food

On the back of the recent Budget squabbles over VAT such as the pasty tax, Guide Dogs UK have launched a campaign to have VAT removed from the dog food they purchase. It’s estimated that the annual VAT cost is … Continue reading

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Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog

It’s not often a movie comes out where the star is a guide dog, but that’s exactly what, “Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog” is… a movie where you get to see the canine star, Quill go from puppy … Continue reading

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Stolen Guide Dog Returned!

Yesterday we mentioned a news story about a stolen guide dog. Millie, a therapy dog was stolen from her home approximately two weeks ago.  Andrea Taylor, a five year old little girl who is legally blind relied on Millie to help … Continue reading

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Shocking Story: Guide Dog Stolen!

It’s almost unbelievable that someone would steal a pet dog from a front garden. It’s even more distressing to learn that the dog was a guide dog for a blind 5-year old girl, Andrea Taylor. The story is from Hutchinson, Kansas … Continue reading

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Bus journeys leave many blind and partially-sighted people feeling extremely scared and unsafe.

During a recent survey nine out of ten visually-impaired respondents claimed that while using the bus they didn’t know where they were when let off at a stop, or missed their stop completely.  Many people found the drivers of the buses to be … Continue reading

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Campaign for compulsory microchipping for dogs

Do you have your dog microchipped?  Many people feel that part of being a responsible dog owner involves microchipping your dog.  Recently the Sun newspaper wrote an article highlighting attacks that have happened to guide dogs while out with their … Continue reading

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