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{{WIN TWO TICKET UPGRADES}} To S A Guide-Dogs Winter Acoustic Music Festival

SA Guide-Dogs (GDA) trains Guide, Service and Autism Support Dogs to provide mobility, independence and companionship to the visually and physically impaired.  Their College of Orientation and Mobility train Orientation and Mobility Practitioners who teach skills of daily living to rural communities.  GDA is a fully constituted welfare organisation, registered with The Dept. of Social Development in terms of the Nonprofit Organisations Act, 1997 (Act 71 of 1997) and is affiliated to The South African National Council for the Blind.

The breeds most suited for the work of Guide, Service and Autism Support Dogs are the Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd and Golden Retriever. The Association breeds its own dogs from specially selected breeding lines. At seven weeks old the pups are placed in the homes of volunteer ‘Puppy Raisers’ who provide the first vital year of social and preparation training – but the cost is borne by the Association. Continue reading “{{WIN TWO TICKET UPGRADES}} To S A Guide-Dogs Winter Acoustic Music Festival”