We never for­get our best friend

By re­mem­ber­ing the dogs that changed your life, you can help change some­one else’s

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All dog-lovers know the amaz­ing dif­fer­ence a four-legged friend can make. Whether they’re your per­ma­nent side­kick, a lis­ten­ing ear or a face that al­ways makes you smile, we know dogs change lives.

From that puppy that first stole your heart to the com­pan­ion who grew old with you, our dogs are al­ways there for us no mat­ter what. And that’s es­pe­cially true for those who have known the love of a guide dog – spe­cially trained com­pan­ions who give peo­ple with sight loss the free­dom and con­fi­dence to live the life they choose. By leav­ing a gift in your Will in the name and hon­our of the dog that changed your life you’ll be help­ing Guide Dogs carry on their vi­tal work chang­ing more lives for peo­ple with sight loss.

‘It’s a mag­i­cal friend­ship’

Over 40 years, Dave, who is com­pletely blind, has known the love of sev­eral guide dog com­pan­ions. Start­ing in the Seven­ties, he says his first guide dog Elma, gave him the con­fi­dence to plot a brand-new fu­ture. “Since then, all the dogs I’ve had have played their part in af­ford­ing me a qual­ity-of-life I could hardly have dreamt of oth­er­wise and all had their own spe­cial per­son­al­i­ties as var­ied as a box of lic­quorice all­sorts,” says Dave. Today, Dave’s lat­est best friend is labrador re­triever, Chad who’s a hit with ev­ery­one he meets. “Like the oth­ers be­fore him, no job is too big or small, for Chad. And be­ing out and about, guided by my best friend, lead­ing the life I choose, is al­ways mag­i­cal.”

Dave has been able to have the love and free­dom from his guide dogs thanks to gifts in Wills, as two out of ev­ery three guide dogs are only here thanks to these spe­cial gifts. By re­mem­ber­ing all the dogs you’ve loved with a gift in your Will, your legacy, and theirs, will be able to pro­vide the guide dogs of the fu­ture.

Life trans­form­ing: Dave with his faith­ful guide dog Chad

Dave with Chad and re­tired guide dog Quince

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