Every Blind Foundation guide dog is a life-changing companion for Kiwi’s who are blind or have low vision. After two years of rigorous training, they can help their handlers complete everyday tasks and negotiate common hazards with ease.
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She might be small (and possibly the world's cutest Labrador puppy), but Bonnie will someday grow up to become a fully trained Blind Foundation guide dog. She's one of two 'pupstars' we’re sponsored since becoming a Red Puppy Sponsor in 2017.
The future's looking bright for Bonnie who will one day become the eyes and constant companion for someone who is blind or has low vision. Here’s what the Blind Foundation had to say about her:
Bonnie was born in late January at our breeding centre in Auckland. And after a few weeks of being cared for by Mum Venice, it was time for Bonnie and her brothers and sisters to get out and experience the big wide world.
Taking advantage of the breeding centre’s interactive play rooms and play areas, Bonnie was able to start to develop some of the confidence and physical skills of a puppy guide dog.
She’s learning to wear her red coat and collar comfortably, so that when she does get out and about, people will know she’s a guide dog in training.
Your generosity has given Bonnie the best possible start in life. With your continued support, she hopes to one day take on the role of a guide dog. Bonnie can’t do it without you. Thank you so much.
Behind The Scenes
Here's a look at what happens behind the scenes during guide dog training.