About Dogs Unite
This is no ordinary dog walk. Dogs Unite is a chance for dogs and their owners to get together in support of the next generation of Guide Dogs.
Join one of our sponsored walking events around the UK or simply turn your morning dog walk into a fundraiser.
The money you and your four-legged friend raise will help train puppies and change the lives of people living with sight loss. It will help us build and maintain dog partnerships which involve 20 months of training and seven years of support. It will help support each guide dog from birth until retirement. And it will mean we can keep our promise to each guide dog owner to provide them with a guide dog for as long as they need one.
Did you know it costs around £50,000 to raise a guide dog from birth until retirement? And that the Guide Dogs organisation only charges a nominal 50p to each new owner, so as to not restrict anyone who needs a guide dog from having one.
Without you, we wouldn't be able to fund our vital services and make a real difference to people with sight loss. So get involved – find an event in your area or join one of our nationwide individual walks and transform the everyday dog walk into the extraordinary.
Dogs Unite capes
These capes will really make your super hero pooch stand out from the crowd!
Every dog who takes part in a Dogs Unite event becomes a hero for Guide Dogs, by raising vital funds and awareness that make a life-changing difference to those with sight loss.
Once you have registered, your pooch will receive a free super hero cape - an accessory a hero can’t live without!
It is of course important that the dogs are comfortable and safe when wearing our hero capes, so here's some quick guidance for you to follow:
- If you’re a Guide Dogs Puppy Walker, please speak to your puppy’s supervisor to check it’s ok for your puppy to wear a cape at its particular age and stage of training
- Remember the capes aren’t toys, and they’re only intended for dogs and puppies to wear – not their human sidekicks, sorry!
- Please check that his or her cape is secured correctly, and remove it if they seem in any distress
- Keep your dog on a lead at all times and take their cape off if they’re free running or spending
- Do not leave your dog unsupervised with their cape on
Dogs Unite is about dogs helping dogs. Dogs working together. Dogs united.