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?

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, or your company or fundraising group is raising money for Guide Dogs, 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.