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Meet the puppies

Bud, Blossom and Sprout need your support to have the best possible chance of becoming life-changing service dogs. It takes over 2 years to raise, train and transform playful pups into brilliant Guide Dogs and Therapy Dogs - a journey only made possible by the support of people like you. Which puppy will you follow on its journey to becoming a service dog?

       
           
               
                   
                        Chase, Marshall and Everest                    
               
               
                   
                       

Why Sponsor?

                       

Every day, 28 Australians are diagnosed with sight loss, and the tragedy is 3 out of 4 people in NSW and ACT who need a Guide Dog don’t have one. As a Puppy Sponsor, your monthly support will help us reach more people with sight loss and give them freedom and independence.

When you sponsor a puppy, you will support the range of needs of our Guide Dog program. This includes training and enrichment equipment, maintenance of our kennel facilities, veterinary costs, and expert dog training staff.

As a Puppy Sponsor, you will be part of a community following your chosen puppy’s journey to becoming a Guide Dog.

While Puppy Sponsors will be following their chosen puppy’s journey, their donations will contribute to the Guide Dogs program as a whole, supporting all our puppies in their development. Ultimately, the kind donations of Puppy Sponsors provide independence and freedom for people with sight loss.

                   
               
           
       
   

Frequently Asked Questions

1

How do I make my Puppy Sponsor donations?

Your monthly donations can be made by automatic debits from a nominated bank account or credit card.

2

Can I get a receipt for tax purposes?

Puppy Sponsors will receive an annual tax receipt in July each year, which will include a summary of all donations from the previous financial year.

3

What will I receive as a Puppy Sponsor?

When you sponsor one of our trainee Guide Dog pups, you will receive:

  • A welcome pack including a photo of your sponsor pup and magnetic photo frame
  • Quarterly ‘Pupdates’ to follow your puppy’s journey
  • A cute Christmas card from your pup at the end of each year
  • Lots more surprises!
4

How much is it to Sponsor a Puppy?

You can become a Puppy Sponsor from $10 a month.

5

How can I sign up to become a Puppy Sponsor?

If you would like to sign up to become a Puppy Sponsor, you can sign up online by clicking here and following the prompts. Or you can call our Engagement Team on 1800 436 364 to sign up over the phone. We would be delighted to hear from you!

6

How do I update my contact and payment details?

If you are a current Puppy Sponsor and would like to update your details, please call our Engagement Team on 1800 436 364. We would be delighted to hear from you!

7

Where will my money go?

When you sponsor a puppy, you will support the range of needs of our Guide Dog program. This includes training and enrichment equipment, maintenance of our kennel facilities, veterinary costs, and expert dog training staff.

8

What if I need to cancel my sponsorship?

We know that your circumstances may change and you may wish to cancel your sponsorship. You can cancel your sponsorship at any time by calling our Engagement Team on 1800 436 364. If you would prefer to suspend your sponsorship for a period of time or adjust the amount you donate, our team are happy to help in any way we can.

9

Can I give my sponsorship as a gift?

You can certainly give your sponsorship as a gift. If signing up online, please click the tick box ‘I would like to donate my Puppy Sponsorship as a gift.’ then fill in the details of the person you would like to receive this special gift. Both you and your gift recipient will receive Pupdates on your Sponsor Puppy.

10

I have signed up to become a Puppy Sponsor
but I have not received my welcome pack,
what should I do?

We’re sorry you haven’t received your welcome pack yet. It can take approximately two weeks for your welcome pack to be processed and dispatched. If this time has passed, please email puppysponsor@guidedogs.com.au or call our Engagement Team on 1800 436 364.