Guide Dogs WA believes in the fundamental power of a Guide Dog to transform the life of people who are blind or vision impaired. It is the power of a dog to transform that inspires us to raise the $50,000 that is needed for the two years of training each Guide Dog needs, and it is that look of amazed independence that comes from every person who receives their dog that keeps a smile on our face.
Guide Dogs WA is run by VisAbility, formerly the Association for the Blind WA, and we raise every cent of the funds needed to train each dog through the generosity of the community, individuals, families and businesses.
We believe in everybody benefiting from a guide dog, and so every Guide Dog is provided free of charge to people who are blind or severely vision impaired. The trouble is that we don’t have enough dogs trained to meet the need, and we want to see that change. We want a world where everybody who needs a dog, has a dog.
Guide Dogs WA is the birthplace of Guide Dogs in Australia. Guide Dogs were first brought to Australia by Arnold Cook, a visionary Western Australian who also happened to be blind. If you want to know more, we’ve got more of about history, what’s involved in receiving a Guide Dog and how you can help us support others.
VisAbility is a leading provider of disability services specialising in supporting people who are blind or vision impaired. Formerly the Association for the Blind of WA, VisAbility has provided innovative, life-changing services to West Australians for more than 100 years.
Our professional therapy and support services assist people across a range of ages and disabilities in their homes, at school, at work and in the community. At VisAbility, we focus on achieving outcomes, promoting mobility and independence, and improving each person’s quality of life.
Our services help people to:
Confidence, wellness and connection underpin our holistic approach to providing these services. We believe in a service and working environment that promotes excellence, honesty, dignity, respect, integrity, courtesy and fairness.
The Guide Dog Foundation has been created to ensure the long term viability of VisAbility and Guide Dogs WA … forever!
For more information or to pledge your support to The Guide Dog Foundation, please contact us.Back to Top