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How we're spending your money

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.

Here's what we spend to create a guide dog partnership:

  • £3,200 Breeding a guide dog puppy
  • £4,800 Puppy Walking
  • £16,200 Early Training
  • £12,300 Advanced Training
  • £3,200 Partnership Training
  • £13,000 Supporting a working partnership


Did you know that every day, four children in the UK are registered blind or partially sighted? Guide Dogs is supporting Blind Children UK, to invest in the future of thousands of children and young people who are living with sight loss. The money will help them live as independently as they can when they become adults.