Yates lying down

This is Yates, a guide dog puppy in training. His dream is to one day help restore confidence, independence and freedom to a New Zealander who is blind or has lost their sight.

Before Yates can achieve his dream of becoming a Blind Foundation guide dog, he will need two years of specialist training. This is why Red Puppy Appeal is so crucial.

Friday 23 – Saturday 24 March 2018

Thanks to thousands of dedicated volunteers, last year the Red Puppy Appeal street collection raised over $320,000 for guide dogs.

Blind Foundation guide dogs give people who are blind or have low vision freedom and independence. These puppies go through two years of rigorous training before they can become guide dogs and help blind and low vision people live a life without limits. It’s tough work and it simply wouldn’t be possible without the support of people like you.

Interested in participating in Red Puppy Appeal 2018?

We’re about to start recruiting for dedicated volunteer coordinators and collectors. Fill in your email address below, and we’ll let you know when we have the volunteer form ready for you.

If you have any questions for the Red Puppy Appeal team, please get in touch:

0800 787 743
redpuppy@blindfoundation.org.nz