Paws to Help
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- Estimated Value
- $5,000 USD
- Buy Now Price
- $5,000 USD
- Quantity Available
- 1 – Purchase History
This sponsorship is great for individuals and businesses who want to be involved on a more personal level, but don't have the time to devote to raising a puppy. And, just think what a terrific gift this would make for a loved one who loves dogs. Your $5000 donation covers all costs from birth through 18 months when the puppy is returned to the school to begin it's formal training.
As a sponsor, your name - or the name of your loved one - will be embroidered on the puppy's jacket and the puppy raiser will send quarterly updates with photos.
It is important to remember that not all our puppies go on to be guide dogs. In fact, approximately 40% are removed from the program due to concerns with health or temperament. While it is tremendously disappointing for all of us, the safety and well-being of our students is first and foremost.
If it is determined that your sponsored puppy is not suited for guide work, the puppy raiser will have the option of keeping it as a family pet. We refer to this as a "career change" for the dog. At that time, your sponsorship donation will be applied towards the next class graduating, and you will be acknowledged at their Awards Ceremony.
We thank you for your interest in sponsoring a puppy. By working together we help blind individuals fulfill their dream of living independent and productive lives with dignity.
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When you donate this item you will receive a follow-up e-mail. If this is a gift, you can respond to the e-mail and let us know the recipient's name and address. Guide Dogs of America will then send a gift acknowledgement card telling the recipient about your donation.
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