Four puppy photos with a silver winter background

Vesper Guess what! I’m now back at the Guide Dog Centre for my next phase of training. While at home...

Steve with his guide dog Sally

Love is a loyal furry sidekick Steve has only had Sally for a few months.  But he’s’ definitely in love....

a puppy with white snow winter background

Love, licks and learning in lockdown For weeks we stayed safely at home and in the backyard. I spent lots...

Laura Featherstone, Training Kennels Manager, gives us a behind the scenes look into the Training Kennels. At any one time,...

A group of volunteers

We have over 200 wonderful Guide Dog volunteers. In honour of National Volunteer Week (21-27 June), we got to know...

Greer Gerson and her chocolate Labrador Boo

Greer Gerson is based in Christchurch and started training dogs when she was 16 years old. She tells us about...

Neville, Jenny and guide dog Sophie at the start of the Milford Track

Neville Falconer walked the Milford Track before lockdown in March with his guide dog Sophie – he tells us about...

Otis sits with yellow maple leafs background

Cross your paws. Lovely Otis is now at Guide Dogs for the next stage of his training programme. When out...

Mack and Laura are walking in a park

Laura’s had 5 guide dogs over the past 25 years. Mack is her current dog and they are inseparable. “It’s...

Fergus wears a red guide dog coat and sits under a tree.

This year’s Pupstar is an adorable little Labrador Golden Retriever Cross called Fergus. Fergus was only born in late January...

Lara Featherstone

Before you joined Guide Dogs, you worked as a flight attendant and before that, as a vet nurse. What motivated...