We all know the feeling. You see an adorable Labrador pup sitting at the coffee shop. But they’ve got their Guide Dog Training vest on, and that means they have an important job to do, so you can't smother them with gushing, OTT puppy love.
But there is a way you can help. This month, take your own pooch for a walk around the block.
For the month of August, Guide Dogs Australia are raising awareness and funding through their new 'Pawgust' campaign. It's all about encouraging people to get active with their four-legged friends. Basically, you need to walk your pup for 30 minutes every day, for 30 days. Register on your lonesome, or in a team, then get friends and family to donate to the cause. All money raised will go straight to Guide Dogs Australia.
It costs around $50,000 (and a helluva lot of time) to raise and train a guide dog. These special pups go on to provide independence to people who are vision impaired, giving them the confidence and support to get out there and do whatever they want to do.
And for pictures of the cute Guide Dogs in training, follow this bad boy.
For more fun things to do with your pooch check out our Guide To Melbourne’s Dog-Friendly Destinations.
Image credit: Ben Tyers