Where would we be without our dogs?

WITHOUT a dog, Suzanne Gould’s life would be markedly different.

The Bendigo resident has been slowly losing her sight since she was born. 

“I have a tiny amount of central vision, like looking through very fine straws,” Mrs Gould said. 

The 63-year-old has no depth perception, and limited low-light vision. 

But Mrs Gould’s Guide Dog, Avis, has given her a freedom of mobility that surpasses anything she’s known since she noticed her sight was deteriorating. 

“It’s almost as effortless as it was before I realised I was losing my vision,” she said. 

Today is National Dog Day, a time to celebrate our four-legged friends and raise awareness and support for pet adoption.