Seeing Eye Dogs Australia enhance the mobility and independence of people who are blind or vision impaired throughout Australia by providing Seeing Eye Dogs, mobility training and rehabilitation services free of charge.
We run guided tours through our new, state of the art facilities located just 2kms from Melbourne’s CBD providing mainly groups with a fascinating way to learn about our special dogs and how they are trained to assist people who are vision impaired.
The 1.5 hour guided tour goes along specially designed walkways and into viewing platforms which allow unique viewing of the dogs daily activities and are one of only three in the world. The site is of course fully accessible and has onsite coach parking.
The tour commences with an informative presentation before heading to the much loved Puppy Centre where groups will see our puppies playing in their very own Puppy Play Centre. From there, the tour moves to the Kennel Centre which has a viewing platform overlooking the main kennels. A demonstration through an Obstacle Course follows which provides an understanding of what a Client and their Seeing Eye Dog would face on a daily basis. Most importantly there are opportunities to meet some of our adorable dogs along the way. On completion, there is also the option to enjoy a selection of different catering options.
Where: 17 Barrett Street, Kensington, VIC 3031
Availability: 9.30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday
Pricing: $5 per person with catering at an additional cost. We are a non for profit organisation like you who receives no government funding therefore our Clients and their Seeing Eye Dogs really appreciate the generous contributions that are received from these Tours.
Bookings: Call 1800 037 773 or email email@example.com to arrange a booking.
Tours need to be pre booked so we can ensure our puppies and dogs are ready.
Tours can be tailored to suit different ages groups and for students can be linked to various AUSVEL outcomes. For example, a Client speaker can be organised to talk to the group about their experiences as a person living with a vision impairment.