What's On

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

By Rick Stephens
19th 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 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, within the following regions:

  • Metropolitan Melbourne
  • Geelong 
  • Mornington Peninsula 
  • Bendigo
  • Ballarat region

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. To learn more about the program, the team will be running a free session Friday 20 May, from 10am to 11:30am at Southern Cross Station—and for anyone wondering, yes, there will be puppies attending. More details here.

In case you missed it, Melbourne is getting a stack of new dog parks. Perfect for your new mate.

Image credit: supplied

Get our top stories direct to your inbox.

Get our top stories direct to your inbox.

You May Also Like