For more than 50 years, Guide Dogs Queensland (GDQ) has been helping people who are blind or vision impaired to become more independent and mobile through a range of tailored services and programs including its life-changing Guide Dogs. Each costs $30,000 to breed, train and place with no aid from Government but is offered free-of-charge to people in need through community support.
Figures reveal an Australian loses part or all of their sight every 65 minutes. A Guide Dog provides its handler with the confidence to move around an ever-changing landscape with ease, assessing and avoiding obstacles in an instant. It takes close to two years to develop a playful pup into a responsible Guide Dog, and the resources and funding of both the public and Guide Dogs Queensland.
Beric , Sue & Rebecca from ‘Pets Rest In Peace & Toowoomba Pet & Equine Crematorium’ are passionate about supporting the work of GDQ which is the only service provider of its kind with an office & Crematorium in Toowoomba. Its local base has become a regional hub for Guide Dog and mobility services throughout south-west Queensland, and we encourage our valued clients to join us in making a modest gift to this worthy and much needed organisation servicing our area.
All funds raised will go toward the care and maintenance of Guide Dog brood ‘Pippi’ and Guide Dog-in-training (PR) ‘Ivy’ (pictured below) that live here in Toowoomba.