Name a puppy - change a life

A name is the first gift that a guide dog puppy receives and is a chance for you to become part of their life-changing story. So what will you call yours?

Our Name a Puppy scheme has four levels; Donate a Name, Walk, Learn and Guide. Get in touch and we'll help you choose the one that's right for you.

Donate a Name

If you wish to donate a name for a puppy, you can do this for a gift of £2,500. In return, we'll send you a puppy pack, including a photograph of your puppy and a birth certificate.

Walk

For a minimum donation of £5000, you can name a guide dog puppy and receive personalised updates and photos throughout their first year, until they enter one of our National Training Schools. You even get to meet the puppy you've named.

What do I get?

  • To name a guide dog puppy (name subject to approval)
  • Birth certificate and photo of your named pup aged 6-8 weeks
  • Three pupdates of the puppy's progress
  • Two 'report cards' letting you know how the pup is progressing
  • The chance to meet the puppy once
  • A framed photograph of your named puppy taken after they enter Training School (aged between 12-16 months)

Learn

For a minimum donation of £10,000, you will get to name a guide dog puppy, receive individual updates and beautiful photographs from birth to qualification as a guide dog, and enjoy the amazing experience of meeting them - twice! It takes around 20 months to transform a tiny puppy into a confident guide dog, and you can proudly follow them every step of the way.

What do I get?

  • To name a guide dog puppy (name subject to approval)
  • Birth certificate and photo of your named pup aged 6-8 weeks
  • Three pupdates of the puppy's progress
  • Two 'report cards' letting you know how the pup is progressing
  • The chance to meet the puppy once during their puppy walking year
  • A framed photograph of your named puppy in their training harness, taken after they have entered training school (aged between 12-16 months)
  • Two training updates during their time at training school
  • Two training reports- one detailing their early progress and one qualification report
  • The chance to meet your named dog once more at their training school
  • A framed photograph of the dog in their white working harness

Guide

If you want to support Guide Dogs with a larger gift, the Name a Puppy 'Guide' scheme combines the benefits of our Learn scheme with extra, more personalised benefits. The benefits are negotiated with you by one of our fundraising staff and are subject to approval. This is the gift of a lifetime and is offered to sponsors giving gifts of £50,000 and over.

To find out more download our Name A Puppy Brochure (PDF) or get in touch, email nameapuppy@guidedogs.org.uk or call 0118 983 0190.

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Company giving

Guide Dogs work in partnership with companies across a wide range of industries. For more information visit our company giving page.


A puppy named Foster...

Image of puppy Foster at ADSA with some of his sponsors.

Puppy "Foster" is sponsored by ASDA in Cwmbran.


Fact!

It costs over £5,000 to breed and puppy walk each guide dog puppy and the lifetime cost of a guide dog is nearly £50,000. By naming a puppy, you really are helping to change a life!


Cute guide dog puppy