Departure Lounge with Jessica Gallagher

Jul 10, 12:31 AM
Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs and The Petbarn Foundation have partnered again, for the seventh year, to encourage Australians to lend a helping paw and raise much needed funds to assist people who are blind or have low vision.

As part of this fundraising promotion, four Seeing Eye Dogs puppies will go head-to-head (and tail-to- tail) with the inaugural Seeing Eye Dogs Puppy Games to see who will take out gold – all in the name of raising much needed funds to assist people who are blind or have low vision.

The puppy athletes will take on a series of fun challenges as they participate in the ultimate test in co-ordination and sporting prowess, as well as showcase the skills and real-life challenges they may face as a Seeing Eye Dog.

The Puppy Games include: the Petbarn Dogstacle Distraction Course, the Time Trial Challenge and the ROYAL CANIN© Puppy Food Bowl Challenge.

For a major dose of cuteness, the Seeing Eye Dogs Puppy Games will be streamed live on 23 July by visiting

Jessica Gallagher, who is legally blind and became an Ambassador for Vision Australia in 2010, is from Geelong. She is both a summer and winter medal winning Olympian.

She checked into the Departure Lounge with Stampsy and Josh to talk about her condition... AND CUTE PUPPIES!

Vision Australia is the leading national provider of blindness and low vision services and advocacy support for the blindness and low vision community. Our Seeing Eye Dogs provide people who are blind or have low vision with independence enabling them to live the life they choose.

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