Guide Dogs

Guide dogs: Coping with retirement and death

<b>For many visually impaired people, guide dogs are a vital lifeline, bringing mobility and independence. But when a dog retires or dies the impact can be huge - as "heartbroken" politician David Blunkett revealed, following the death of his guide dog Cosby.</b><p>"It's a wrench to say goodbye," says John …


Your Dream Volunteer Job Awaits: The Guide Dog Foundation Needs Puppy Raisers Now

No need to pinch yourself — this is reality. There are puppies out there that need you.<p>The Guide Dog Foundation is looking for puppy raisers to help …


How cyclists and guide dogs are reacting to the rise of self-driving cars

Guide Dogs has also raised concerns about electric and autonomous cars.<p>Self-driving cars (AVs) that malfunction and cause damage should result in …


Guide dog puppies create a stir as they ride Muni Metro downtown

Image 1of/12<p>Caption<p>Close<p>If you took the J-Church train in downtown San Francisco Saturday morning, you might have had the chance to ride with a pack …


RTÉ Today have adopted a puppy and want you to name him

RTÉ Today with Maura and Daithi have adopted an eight-week old puppy and they want you to name him!<p>The show have teamed up with Irish Guide Dogs to …

News (Ireland)

Nixon the retired guide dog proves labradors can also lead lives of grace

Nixon is alive and well, spending Sundays in Adelaide's St Peter's Cathedral.<p>No, it's not the disgraced and, by all accounts, deceased former US …


A blind veteran was told to leave a barber shop because of his guide dog

A blind veteran was told to leave a barber shop because of his guide dog.<p>Mark Lucitt, 58, claims he was told to "get out and go away" by staff when …

News (Wales)

Guide dogs graduate from training program in Guangzhou

Guide dogs in mortarboards graduate during a ceremony at a training base in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong Province on November 8, 2017. A total …

News (China)

FINED: Private hire driver who refused to take guide dog

A PRIVATE hire driver who refused to carry a guide dog for the blind has been handed a bill of more that £500.<p>Muhammad Ibrar attended Bury Blind …


Blind Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Metra Train In Midlothian, Guide Dog Survives

<b>(CBS) –</b> The distraught husband of a blind woman killed by a Metra train earlier this week in Midlothian is replaying those final moments that changed …


Blind child sex offender stripped of guide dog over vigilante attack fears

Blackpool pervert Andrew Shaw claimed his poor sight made it difficult to judge ages of children.<p>A blind pervert convicted of downloading indecent …


Visually impaired woman with guide dog fatally struck by Metra train in Midlothian

A visually impaired woman with a guide dog who was fatally struck Monday night by a Metra train at a crossing in Midlothian.


Fake service animals becoming more common, so are penalties against them

SAN ANTONIO- The internet is making it easier for people to buy fake service animal vests to get their animals into places they otherwise couldn't go.<p>…

San Antonio

County's youngest guide dog owner, Ryan, from Pembroke Dock, raises £500 for charity

A STUDENT from Pembroke Dock is making his mark as the county’s youngest guide dog owner.<p>Ryan Llewellyn, 23, raised £500 for Guide Dogs Cymru with …


Travelers Get Candid About Their Struggles With Permanxiety

<i>Skift launched the latest edition of our magazine, Travel in an Age of Permanxiety, at Skift Global Forum in New York City in September. This article</i> …


Editorial: Bringing Uber to heel over guide dogs

Lewis the guide dog is handsome, friendly, professional and hard-working. But he is, alas, a canine, and he’s recently been the victim of doggie …

Canadian News

How To Ruin A Guide Dog In The Blink Of An Eye

Just for the record, nut job drivers–red lights mean stop! They’re not optional; they’re mandatory. They’re not suggestions for some people; they …


Please resist the urge to pet cute guide dog while it's working

West Price Hill woman: Yes, she's cute but please don't distract guide dog while she's working.


Deaf-blind athlete and guide dog meet ignorant Uber driver

Being legally deaf and blind hasn’t stopped Kevin Frost from becoming a high-performance athlete and sought-after motivational speaker, but Uber …

Canadian News

No dogs allowed: Uber drivers' ignorance a barrier for deaf-blind athlete and guide dog

Being legally deaf and blind hasn’t stopped Kevin Frost from becoming a high-performance athlete and sought-after motivational speaker, but Uber …

Canadian News

Nazareth’s only guide dog owner is trailblazing just by walking down the street

NAZARETH, Israel — Salim Sharif and Winston are rare pair — though Winston might not know it. Sharif is one of just a handful of blind Arab Israelis …


Woman with guide dog told to eat in another room at Wigan pub

A guide dog owner said she left a popular Wigan gastro-pub after being told she had to eat in another room.


Blind man and his guide dog thrilled with their treatment by Air New Zealand

Lance Girling-Butcher and his guide dog Yogi.<p>OPINION: There is an old saying about every cloud having a silver lining which is particularly …

Air New Zealand

Dog was too friendly to become a guide dog—but now he's got the best new job

To be hired for a front of house position at a hotel not only do you need to be able to perform the job duties, but you also need to have a certain …


Blind golfers descend on Sydney for Australian Open

Most people find it hard enough to play golf with perfect sight, but some have managed to master the sport blind.<p>Andy Sellars, 47, lost his sight …


First Dates contestant shared such a heartwarming story tonight

And there was the most adorable guide dog.<p><i>First Dates</i> might have been even more heartwarming than usual tonight (October 9) as we met one very …


Blind B.C. man loses discrimination case against taxi company

Graeme McCreath and his guide dog were denied a cab ride because of the driver's allergies<p>A blind Victoria man has lost his discrimination complaint …


B.C.'s high court rejects discrimination suit from Saanich guide dog owner

VANCOUVER — A blind Saanich man has lost his discrimination complaint in British Columbia's highest court.In a unanimous ruling, a panel of the B.C. …


Dallas Mavericks: Oh-so-cute: Watch Dirk Nowitzki hang out with Swish, his guide dog puppy-in-training namesake | SportsDay

We knew that Dirk Nowitzki, a.k.a. @swish41, loved kids. But puppies? Then again, who doesn't love puppies?<p>Not surprisingly, it turns out Goldilocks …


B.C.'s high court rejects discrimination suit from Victoria guide dog owner

VANCOUVER - A blind Victoria man has lost his discrimination complaint in British Columbia's highest court.<p>In a unanimous ruling, a panel of the B.C. …