The pandemic caused a decline in guide dog partnerships, after puppy breeding and training were paused.
Lisa Allison’s is one of more than 2,000 households trying to help, in the hope of providing a blind person with independence.
One of her dogs, Fergall, is now ready for advanced training, so Lisa has to say a difficult goodbye.
Reporter: Sean Dilley
Producer: Katie Roberts
Digital editor: Gem O’Reilly
Camera: Darryl Fedeski and Martin Salter