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Tribute to Mixael de Kock

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The entire family of SA Guide-Dogs for the Blind mourns the sudden and untimely passing of dear Mixael de Kock a true friend, philanthropist and visionary (in spite of his impaired vision). He selflessly coordinated the exceptional Diamond Jubilee Gala Concert for the Association less than three months ago. The benefit evening was his way […]

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A Tribute to Charles Kenneth Lord

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The South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind (GDA) has lost one of its finest, most loyal and dedicated members of staff, colleague and mentor to many.  Ken passed away following a relatively short illness, on the morning of Thursday 25 July 2013. In 2004, Ken was awarded the R.W. Bowen Medal for Lifelong Meritorious […]

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8 Mile club

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Lieutenant Jack Haskins of the SAPS K9 Unit presenting a cheque on behalf of the Midmar 8 Mile Club to Robin Giles and Gail Spooner with their Guide Dogs Hudson and Kenya. Thank you for the wonderful ongoing support!

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Family Fun Day Notice

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“To our sponsors, stall holders and general public who always support our Family Fun Day – we wish to inform you that the Guide dogs’ annual family fun day will not be taking place this year. The next family fun day will be held  during the first quarter of next year. However, the date is […]

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TAFTA Oldfield Centre

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We spent a lovely morning at the  TAFTA Oldfield Centre. They made a big fuss of the dogs, Jenny met an old friend and they all loved our magazine, Friend in Harness

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Out and About

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Port Shepstone Lions We attended the Port Shepstone Lions show, in the mud, and Erick Mack and his guide dog and friends turned up to help. Crescent Pet Show Baynesfield Open Day We attended the Baynesfield Open Day – it was a lovely setting as usual and we were even serenaded by a violinist. Dougalwan’t […]

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Fun and Games at the Royal Show

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Thanks to all our supporters for making it the most successful show ever!! Robin Giles played with Scott while unimpressed Hudson looked on PRO dog Dougal feeling very sorry for himself after he was IOD and ripped a nail off – he did love all the sympathy though. Guide-Dog Kenya close up and relaxed Jacque […]

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The Royal Show

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On a rainy day at the Royal Show the ‘two blondes’ as they were called helped sell raffle tickets for Guide Dogs. Here PRO DOG Dougal teams up with Volunteer Jacque Dawson and Scott. Robin took time out to play tug with Scott, while a jealous Hudson looked on.

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Some Facts about S A Guide-Dogs Association

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South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind (GDA) was established in 1953. GDA trains Guide Dogs for people who are visually impaired, Service Dogs for people who are physically disabled and Autism Support Dogs for Autistic Children. GDA used Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Lab x Golden Retrievers and a small percentage of German Shepherds. 4. Most […]

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