International Guide Dog Day: pups and pooches to have pawsitive effect in Perth

International Guide Dog Day: pups and pooches to have pawsitive effect in Perth

PERTH CBD streets will be over-run with some pawsitively adorable canines as part of International Guide Dog Day on April 26.

Guide Dogs WA staff, volunteers, clients, Guide Dogs and pups in training will take to the streets with their Mini Dog coin collection containers for the annual Street Appeal fundraiser.

Money collected on the day will make a difference to West Australians who are blind or vision impaired.

For the first time, from 12.30pm, there will be a Guide Dog Demo in Forrest Place.

Each Guide Dog costs more than $35,000 to raise and train.

Matthew Spencer said a Guide Dog changed his life.

“Seven years ago I received the gift of independence, thanks to my Guide Dog Frankie,” he said.

“Frankie is a much-loved member of my family and is always by my side; he has given me the confidence to get out and enjoy life to the fullest.”

Guide Dogs WA are searching for fun-loving individuals, groups and corporate teams to rally together and volunteer for 2-3 hours on the day to collect these vital funds.

Email Lauren at lauren.shepherd@guidedogswa.com.au by Friday, April 14.

Go to www.guidedogswa.com.au.