Puppy Development Program stories

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February 6, 2023

Our first Tasmanian born puppies!

One of our very own dogs, Freda, has given birth to two puppies who are now eight weeks old. The pups are named Digby and Dora, and are delightful bundles…
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March 3, 2022

A bundle of joy

For first-time Puppy Raisers Georgie and Blair Smith, taking on tiny Teagan brought joy at a difficult time. After their beloved Labrador Doug passed away quite suddenly last year, the…
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October 19, 2021

Pauline, a proud Puppy Raiser!

It’s the best feeling in the world! – Pauline Do you remember Vinnie, our Autism Assistance Dog who we introduced you to in the last edition of Paw Prints? This…
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March 1, 2021

Setting a pup up for life

“What I’m offering is an opportunity to add value to someone else’s life, someone who needs him more than I do.” It’s been 20 years since she raised her last…
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January 22, 2020

Michael’s story

Puppy Boarding can be a great soft entry point into dog ownership, and an invaluable way give back to your community. Guide Dog Boarder, Michael Sims, has welcomed many pups…
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January 22, 2020

Dee’s story

I just wouldn't be able to hand a pup back! This is something we hear regularly when it comes to raising a Guide Dog pup, but this is the glass-half-empty…
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January 22, 2020

Sue’s story

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to navigate the world without little or no vision? Having raised six puppies for Guide Dogs Tasmania, Sue McConnell has given the matter…

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