Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Becoming a guide dog is hard work!!

Becoming a Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB) guide dog is a tough job!!

It takes up to 2 years to train a puppy and each one has to pass more than 55 different tests before they can graduate as a guide dog and be matched with a blind or partially sighted person.

But it’s all worth it in the end!!

Identified by their bright red coats, these guide dogs can be in service for 8 to 10 years providing confidence and freedom for blind or partially sighted people to live their lives independently.

The RNZFB is New Zealand’s main provider of sight loss services to the blind and partially sighted and receives no Government funding for guide dog services.

You can help support the training of these puppies by becoming a Red Puppy Sponsor online at www.redpuppy.org.nz or by calling 0800 PUPPIES (0800 787 743)

Your sponsorship will enormously assist blind and partially sighted Kiwis to live a full, independent life.


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