22 & 23 March 2019

Blind Foundation guide dogs give freedom and independence to New Zealanders who are blind or have low vision. They help their handlers with all sorts of everyday tasks, like getting to work and using public transport.

It takes two years of rigorous training for a pup like Yates to become a guide dog and help his handler get around safely and confidently.

The breeding and training of guide dogs simply wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of the public, and that’s why the Red Puppy Appeal street collection is so crucial.

Will you donate two hours of your time this Red Puppy Appeal street collection? Help us train more guide dogs by hitting the streets with your bucket next March.

Stevi hugging her guide dog Halo

A dream come true

Stevi and Halo

Thanks to guide dog Halo, Stevi’s future looks bright.

“Before I got Halo, I couldn’t go anywhere because I didn’t have the confidence. Halo has helped make me my own person. She gives me so much independence – I can get myself where I want to go and do what I want to.”