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Seeing Eye Dogs Australia Is Looking For People To Take Care Of Their Puppies For A Year

By Rick Stephens
10th May 2022

A chocolate Labrador puppy looking into the camera.

Seeing Eye Dogs Australia and Vision Australia are asking for a favour in looking after their gorgeous eight-week-old pups, and we have no doubt that you, like us, are wondering if it’s really them doing us the favour.

Your soon-to-be furry friends are no ordinary dogs. The little heroes in time will in fact support the blind and vision-impaired across the country, but before they do, they have a little growing up to do—that’s where you come in.

While you don’t need to be a professional canine coach, there are several checkboxes that you’ll need to tick before you welcome a pooch into your home.

  • Have a secure yard
  • Willing to have a dog inside your home
  • Provide regular socialising for the puppy
  • Conduct basic training
  • Be available for group training

Should you be deemed worthy of welcoming such a gorgeous little fluff-ball into your life, Vision Australia will provide you with a puppy pack that includes everything you need—like a lead, collar, food and vet care—for the year ahead.

Currently, Seeing Eye Dogs Australia is looking for carers, for six or 12 months at a time, located in northern Brisbane and selected areas of the Sunshine Coast, as well as locations in Victoria. You can apply for the six-month program here, and the 12-month program here.

Seeing Eye Dogs Australia is also running a corporate puppy carer program, where your furry friend in training will join you and all your colleagues in the office. More details here.

Getting excited? Check out Brisbane's best dog-friendly bars here.

Image credit: Supplied

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