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...

Otis, photographed on the beach

Otis, this year’s Pupstar, is growing fast and heading off to start his next stage of training to become a...

Vesper, the black Labrador photographed on the beach

Vesper is training for greatness Being a guide dog really takes something, but guide dog puppy Vesper passed his six...

Tihlani playing with her Mom inside her room, laughing and giggling.

The world can be a scary and challenging place for a child with low vision. But with your help, Tihlani...