This post was most recently updated on June 28th, 2018
Are you looking to make a difference to someone’s life but don’t know how? Then why not take a look at guide dog puppy sponsorship, a fantastic way to pay for a guide dog’s intensive training? It takes almost 24 months of training and a small fortune in expenses in order to be able to fully train a guide dog puppy. Therefore, by choosing to sponsor one, you’ll be doing a great service to the more than 10,000 blind people in the UK currently without a guide dog.
Anyone can sponsor a puppy by providing their personal details and spending 5 pounds a month by direct debit, or as much as they can afford to give. After you have chosen the puppy you want to sponsor, your monthly donations will contribute to its training program, where it will learn all the skills it needs to be a successful guide dog.
Your puppy sponsorship will be a truly worthwhile experience, as you’ll be able to receive regular ‘pupdates’ on the progress he/she is making with training, as well as photos every few months so you can see how your puppy grows. In return for your first donation, you’ll receive a free set of gifts that will convince you of the charity you are performing, with gifts including photos and an album for you to keep all your puppy photos in, a calendar, a puppy sponsor’s certificate and more. Sadly, you won’t be able to actually meet your puppy in real life, as it will be far too busy with it’s day to day training to have time to receive visitors. However, you will be kept up to date about your puppy’s progress with the monthly ’pupdates’.
By the time the 24 month training period has ended, you’ll have grown to be very attached to your puppy we are sure, and upon its graduation you’ll get to find out who the lucky receiver of a newly qualified guide dog is going to be. Feel great about yourself and do a really good service to someone in need, as your puppy will give a blind person the freedom and independence they crave.
An arm of the Guide Dogs for Blind People Association, Sponsor a Puppy is a non-profit making organization. They do a wonderful service for the many needy blind people in the UK, and with your help they can continue doing so. If you want to help sponsor a guide dog puppy, follow this link for more information. Make a monthly donation to start training a guide dog puppy now, or if you can’t commit to that, you can still make a small, one off payment. You can pay using most methods of online payment, including Paypal, direct debit or credit card. Don’t delay, sign up now and select the puppy you wish to sponsor. Sponsoring a guide dog puppy is a fantastic way to fund the vital training of guide dogs, and rewards donors almost as much as the blind people who will eventually receive the guide dog.