Ann Ruddick MBE is celebrating the six guide dogs she has been partnered with since 1973. Since that year, Ann has had five guide dogs, each of them supporting her through different life stages. Ann was born with rare eye conditions, and she says she was fortunate to have a supportive family. She applied for a guide dog while in college and has never looked back since. Ann received an MBE for her valuable contribution to sight loss organizations. She says she can’t imagine life without a guide dog and plans to re-apply for guide dog number seven when Millie retires in two to three years.
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