Attend an information session

Looking to care for a Seeing Eye Dogs puppy? Learn everything you need to know at an information session or Paws for Cause event near you.


Sessions schedule

Information sessions hosted by Seeing Eye Dogs staff

Seeing Eye Dogs information sessions provide you with the opportunity to ask all your questions about becoming a puppy carer, to find out about different caring programs and information on how to apply.

Special Event: Find your PAW-fect match this Valentine’s Day (Facebook livestream)

February 14 at 2pm – 2.15pm AEST

Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs' puppy centre. Hear from some of our expert team members as they talk about all things puppy caring, while watching our adorable pups do their thing. Make this year the one to find your PAW-fect partner.. 

Watch this event via Facebook Live.


Online information session (via Zoom)

Tuesday 20 February 2024, 6pm - 7pm AEDT

Registrations are required for our online information session. 

Secure your place by completing this Airtable form.


Online information session (via Zoom)

Tuesday 19 March 2024, 6pm – 7pm AEDT

Registrations are required for our online information session. 

Secure your place by completing this Airtable form.


‘Paws for a cause’ meet and greet events – get to know your local puppy development trainer

This is a great introduction to have a chat with a puppy development trainer and a puppy carer to find out more about the rewarding experience of becoming a Seeing Eye Dogs puppy carer.

In-person ‘Paws for a cause’ (Central Coast, NSW)

Saturday February 24, 9:00am-3:00pm

Central Coast Council’s Dogs Day Out Terilbah Reserve,

Wilfred Barrett Dr, The Entrance North, NSW 2261


In-person ‘Paws for a cause’ (Erina, New South Wales)

Thursday February 29, 11:00am-1:00pm AEDT  

Erina Fair Shopping Centre, Terrigal Dr, Erina NSW 2250


In-person ‘Paws for a cause’ (Maroochydore, Queensland)

Friday 1 March, 11:00am-1:00pm (local time)

Sunshine Plaza, 154/164 Horton Parade, Maroochydore QLD 4558

Can’t wait?

Listen to this audio clip from Harriet speaking about her experiences and what you might encounter if you are interested in becoming a puppy carer. Harriet is the Seeing Eye Dogs podcast and radio show host, and has been a puppy carer for Seeing Eye Dogs since 2016.


What to Expect?

During an information session, you will find out more about the Seeing Eye Dogs volunteer caring programs below. 

Puppy caring: Care for and nurture a pup for six or 12 months.

Training dog caring: Care for a training dog (12-18 months of age) while they are in the final stages of their formal training program.

Breeder caring (VIC only): Care for an adult dog full time (from around 12 months of age) until the end of their breeding career.

Seeing Eye Dogs will support you with a qualified trainer as you learn to care for our future Seeing Eye Dogs that will one day help people who are blind or have low vision. There is no cost to you, just your time and love.