Name a Puppy

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 name will you choose?


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Change a life

One of the most special gifts you can give a guide dog puppy is a unique name. By joining our Name a Puppy scheme, you’ll also become part of the puppy’s incredible journey to becoming a life-changing guide dog. Whether you’d like to name a puppy in memory of a loved one, your company is raising money for Guide Dogs or you're fundraising as a group, there are lots of ways to get involved and help transform the lives of people living with sight loss.

How does it work?

There are four levels in the Name a Puppy scheme to choose from with lots of exciting benefits. The more you donate, the more updates you’ll receive! 

Simply follow the instructions below to sign up - we’ll provide advice, fundraising tips and resources to help you reach your goal. 

Step 1 - choose a name

  • Make sure that names you settle on are two syllables long and don’t sound like dog training commands such as ‘sit’, ‘wait’ and ‘stand’
  • Avoid anything that might be embarrassing for a Guide Dog Owner to have to call in public. Don’t worry if you’re not sure whether your names fit these criteria – we’ll check them for you
  • We ask for a male name and a female name. If neither of the names you’ve chosen can be used we’ll ask you to suggest a couple more 

Step 2 - choose your donation amount

£2,500

You'll receive a puppy pack including a birth certificate and a photo of the puppy you have named at six to eight weeks old

£5,000

  • A puppy pack including a birth certificate and a photo of the puppy you have named at six to eight weeks old
  • Three ‘pupdates’ and two ‘report cards’ with information on the puppy's progress in its first year
  • The chance to meet your named puppy once during the first year
  • A framed photograph of the puppy you have named aged 12-16 months, wearing its harness at training school

 £10,000

  • A puppy pack including a birth certificate and a photo of the puppy you have named at six to eight weeks old
  • Three ‘pupdates’ and two ‘report cards’ with information on the puppy's progress in its first year
  • Two chances to meet your named puppy - in its first year and at training school
  • A framed photograph of the puppy you have named at 12-16 months old, wearing its harness at training school
  • Two training updates and two training reports with information on your named puppy's progress at training school
  • A framed photograph of the qualified guide dog in its working harness

 £50,000

If you wish to support Guide Dogs with a lifetime gift of £50,000 or more, you’ll receive all the benefits of our £10,000 package, plus an exclusive range of personalised benefits which can be agreed with your Guide Dogs account manager when you join the scheme. 

Step 3 - get in touch

To join the Name a Puppy scheme, or for more information including advice, fundraising tips and resources to help you reach your goal, please email us.