There are exciting times ahead for our guide dogs in training, with a brand new Kennel Build in the process for Blind Low Vision NZ.

After 35 years of use, our current kennels have reached their end of life, and no longer provide the high-quality facilities we need for world-class guide dogs.

Our new kennels will bring new open and shared spaces, better accommodation, training and play areas. An enrichment play park with varied surfaces and structures will improve confidence, balance and coordination.

The hydrotherapy pool for swimming and physio will improve training and conditioning, and a new isolation unit for when dogs become unwell will look after dogs’ health.

The kennel rebuild is the next step in the shaping of the future success of guide dogs across New Zealand, graduating more successful dogs and ensuring our service is amongst the best in the world.