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

By Rick Stephens
9th Apr 2021

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
  • Commit to 12 to15 months of caring

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.

If you want to meet some puppies before you commit, Seeing Eye Dogs Australia are holding a PAWfect Partner pop-up in August. Head along to the community stand at Westfield North Lakes on Wednesday 4 August from 10am–11.30am and you can meet some of the staff, carers and of course, puppies from Vision Australia. 

Currently, Seeing Eye Dogs Australia is looking for carers within the North Brisbane and Sunshine Coast regions. Find out more information and apply here

If you've already got a four-legged friend, take them on holiday to one of these pet-friendly Airbnbs in Queensland.

Image credit: Supplied

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