Play Santa to a guide dog this Christmas

Guide dogs play a vital role in enabling an extraordinary transformation in the lives of people living with vision impairment or blindness in the community, and now Guide Dogs WA is forwarding the opportunity to support these precious pups.

The organisation is asking for donations of some much-needed items for West Australian guide dog puppies.

“We wanted an easy way for the community to get involved with Guide Dogs this Christmas, to kick start their training journey,” Puppy Raising Team member Suzanne D’Arcy said.

Items requested include pet futon beds, Kong wobblers, large goodie bones, snuggle/plush toys, Love ‘Em liver treats, and fleece or crochet blankets.

“All of the items on our wish will help the development of our guide dog puppies,” Ms D’Arcy said.

“Items like toys and Kongs provide vital enrichment and stimulation for the puppies in between training classes, while they’re relaxing in their down-time. The beds and blankets will give the puppies a safe and comfortable resting place, both at home and at ‘school’.

“Please consider donating an item from our wish list to help our Guide Dog Puppies. You can feel good knowing you’ve spread the Christmas cheer and made a real difference to the lives of some very special West Australian puppies.”

It takes a minimum of two years and costs over $35,000 to train a guide dog, and Guide Dogs WA is reliant on the support of the community to fund the Guide Dog program.

Guide Dogs WA is owned and operated by VisAbility. For more information, visit