How far does your Guide Dogs sponsorship money go?
How far does your sponsorship money go?
A long, long way! When you sponsor a puppy you make a donation towards every step of its training – from those tentative first days with a puppy walker through to more advanced training at guide dog school and eventually matching them with the right owner. This means you can be certain that all your donations will play a vital part in giving independence and freedom to blind and partially sighted people.
Every guide dog costs around £50,000*
Here’s what we spend to create a guide dog partnership:
- £1,900 Breeding a guide dog puppy
- £5,100 Puppy walking
- £15,400 Early training
- £9,300 Advanced training
- £3,200 Partnership training
- £13,000 Supporting a working partnership
*£47,900 total. The information is based on 2011 figures and is valid until July 2013.