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Guide Dogs Australia PAWGUST - August 2023

Get ready to put your best paw forward for the most exhilarating challenge of the year: PAWGUST!

Throughout the month of August, Guide Dogs invites you and your furry companions to embark on a 30-day adventure that will get tails wagging. 

It’s simple, brave the cold and commit to walking or running every day for the month of August. Choose your challenge and walk or run 60km, 100km or even 125km, knowing that every step you take will have a paw-sitive impact. 

As a fitness and fundraising challenge, PAWGUST not only helps you and your dog improve your physical and mental health by walking or running throughout August, but you'll also help support the training of Guide Dog pups, transforming them into life-changing companions.

Since the first PAWGUST challenge in 2018, these fundraisers have supported 120 Guide Dogs through their training and raised $6 million dollars. Funds raised throughout PAWGUST go towards funding our wide range of services that help people with vision loss to enhance their mobility and independence.

Guide Dogs Australia receives minimal government funding and therefore relies on the generous support of the community to fund programs and services such as: Guide Dogs, Orientation and mobility services, Assistance Dogs, Daily Living Services, Adaptive Technology, Client Support and Client Advocacy.

To make it even more exciting, you can dig up a bunch of exclusive PAWGUST rewards along the way! Register now and receive a free PAWGUST Poop Bag Holder and Roll when you receive your first donation! (within 48 hours of registering). So grab your best mate, leash up, and take the lead for Guide Dog pups!

Meet Guide Dog Graduate Jonah

Born in PAWGUST 2019, Jonah was part of our second PAWGUST Litter. 

We followed Jonah through shopping centre visits, grooming appointments, grocery store visits (a hard one for a Labrador!) and bus trips, and he was always one paw ahead.

Jonah is a lovely, intelligent dog who knows he has a very imPAWtant job. As soon as Jonah’s harness is put on, he is straight into serious Guide Dog mode. But once the harness is off, Jonah’s playful, funny side comes out.

Jonah completed his formal Guide Dog training and was matched with James in 2021. “When I got the call to say I had been matched with Jonah, I was ecstatic - completely over the moon. It took two or three days before the news that I matched with Jonah really sunk in” says James.

During their time together, Jonah has changed James’ life in more ways than one. “As amazing as Jonah is at getting me out and about safely and independently, that is only about 70% of what he brings to my life. More than that, he is my companion and my “partner in crime”. He is so much more than a dog to me”.

Let's walk, run, and change lives, one step at a time. Are you ready? Let the PAWGUST adventure begin!

Visit to register and learn more about this incredible event.

Share your PAWGUST journey using #PAWGUST and inspire others to join the pack!

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