Celebrating 90 Years: A special collection from the Guide Dogs Shop
The Guide Dogs story started in 1931 with two amazing British pioneers, Muriel Crooke and Rosamund Bond. These remarkable women organised the training of the first four British guide dogs from a humble lock up garage in Wallasey, Merseyside, to assist soldiers who had lost their sight in the First World War.
We’ve come a very long way since those early days. Today Guide Dogs is the world's largest breeder and trainer of working dogs. And thanks to our dedicated staff and volunteers – and your vital donations – 36,000 lives have been transformed through a guide dog partnership since 1931.
About our collection
To celebrate 90 years of life-changing guide dog partnerships, we've created a special collection of gifts and items for your home featuring exclusive artwork, inspired by the iconic railway posters of the 1930s. This colourful collection includes poster prints, tote bags, notebooks, fridge magnets, a coaster set, and a mug.
Created just for Guide Dogs Shop, the artwork shows service users and dogs in charming everyday scenes, like boarding a train, shopping with a friend, and enjoying family time at the beach. Your amazing support and donations allow us to support people living with sight loss and their families, in lost of different ways. In these three artworks, you will see a guide dog partnership, buddy dog partnership, and a My Sighted Guide partnership which are just some of the ways we work to ensure people with sight loss can live the life they choose.
You can shop the full 90 Years collection online, or find out more about Guide Dogs 90th anniversary celebrations on our main website.