Guide Dog Mobility Instructor , Christina, training a guide dog
Celebrate International Guide Dog Day (IGDD) with us!
This year, in conjunction with IGDD, Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd (GDS) is organising a Virtual Flag Day 2022 fundraiser from now till 31 May 2022! Join us to pledge your support for our guide dog heroes and the team of dedicated professionals behind every successful pair of handler and guide dog.
Be a part of our Flag Day initiative and make a difference. With your continued support, we are able to achieve our goal of continuing to provide lifelong, sustainable assistance to the visually impaired community. Click the link below to find out more about the different ways you can be involved in this meaningful journey with us.
Meet Our Next Newly Paired Team
Bessie and Guide Dog Jade, walking along the corridor.
Meet Bessie and Guide Dog Jade!
We spoke to Bessie, who recently completed her training with Jade and here are her thoughts on becoming a first-time guide dog handler.
” After my sight deteriorated to a point where I couldn’t discern depth anymore, I was constantly worried about tripping and missing steps.
My confidence in travelling around has increased since I acquired Jade (guide dog). Guide dogs are intuitive and thoughtful by nature and Jade does more than help me avoid obstacles. Jade instinctively slows down as soon as we approach a slope as if she can sense that it will help to reduce my anxiety. Now I am no longer reliant on a support cane since her weight and harness tension act as a counterbalance for me to maintain my equilibrium! Whenever I feel her sleeping with her belly up at home, I am comforted knowing she feels safe with me.
My apprehension about whether I would be able to handle the responsibility of being a guide dog handler was something I had overcome. Jade is a precious gift to me and I thank GDS and its donors for giving me the gift of mobility and companionship.”
Without your support and donation, it would not have enabled us to train and match new guide dog teams like Bessie and Jade!
Keep an eye out for our last newly paired team in training!
Learn more about the visually impaired community
Sophie and Orinda sitting on a step, smiling happily.
Interested in knowing more about the visually impaired community and how guide dogs help their handlers lead an independent life?
We’re resuming physical talks and can’t wait to have you join us!
Date: Saturday, 14 May 2022
Time: 11am to 1pm
Location: International Plaza (next to Tanjong Pagar MRT station)
WHAT WE WILL COVER:
- Guide Dogs: Breeding, Training & These Endearing Animals Play in Visually Impaired People’s Lives
- Looking Beyond a Person’s Vision Loss: Misconceptions vs Reality
- Q&A Session
- Simulation Blindfold Walk
- Take Part in Our Quiz and Win Attractive Prizes!
Sign up today by clicking the button below!
Sign up closes on 12th May, 12:00 pm. Confirmation and Location details will be sent out 3 days before the event.
We hope to see you there!