Archie’s new role

Archie is spreading joy in his new role

A black Labrador is sitting on a paved floor with a sign behind him that reads ‘Peppers Silo Hotel”. He is wearing a large red bow tie and is looking slightly to his side.

Archie is making people smile everyday!

Every so often, a dog comes through our training program with a particular personality that makes them suitable for a slightly different role.

One of these dogs is Archie.

A little too enthusiastic at times, it was decided that Archie would be too difficult to control for someone with a disability.

But Archie absolutely adores people, so what could he do that would still have a profound impact on someone’s life?

Well, Archie isn’t just changing one person’s life. He’s changing many!

Archie is the first canine ambassador at the newly opened Silo Hotel in Launceston. His job is literally to make people happy. Every day, he greets guests from far and wide with his wagging tail and favourite toy in mouth. For those missing a loved one (canine or human), you can only imagine the joy this brings to them.

But there’s another important aspect to Archie’s role. He continues to promote Guide Dogs Tasmania by sharing his journey with the people he meets, making him a wonderful ambassador for Guide Dogs, too!

You can share Archie’s journey by following him on his own Facebook page! 

Archie’s very first Puppy Love

Archie joined Guide Dogs Tasmania’s Puppy Development Program with his sister Abby in the Autumn of 2015. Once an adorable, tiny black bundle, we’re so proud to see Archie now working in a Companion Dog role, just like his sister!

You can read the first Puppy Love newsletter that Archie featured in by clicking the image below. Aren’t they just the cutest??!!

Puppy Love Autumn 2015












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