You can either donate or fundraise to name a guide dog puppy.
Once the funds have been raised and the donation made, we ask you to complete a quick naming form which lets us know your suggested names. A short while later and you’ll hear the exciting news that a new puppy is here.
We have two options available for puppy meetings (if it is included as part of the Name a Puppy level you choose). An “in-person” visit which may mean that you need to travel to meet with us and the pup in a suitable location or our digital option. Our digital option includes a virtual meet with the pup and volunteer puppy walker and a beautiful mini photo montage film for you to keep and share with everyone involved in the fundraising.
Please note: Puppy visits (in-person) can only be completed when the pup is at least 17-weeks of age. For in-person visits the pup must also be fully settled in their training and comfortable travelling. As you will understand our pups’ welfare is incredibly important to us.
Choosing a puppy name is a special and exciting time. We know that the name(s) will often carry a personal reason to you and we really do appreciate the thought and time that you put into choosing that perfect name. If you aren’t sure if the name would be suitable, give us a call we’ll be happy to talk it through with you.
We ask where possible that you suggest both male and female name options (or unisex) as it is mother nature who decides if we have boy or girl puppies.
Suggested names need to be two syllables and not rhyme with any of our training commands. The name will also need to last a lifetime so please consider how our trainers and future owners may feel with any of the more unusual/creative suggestions.
As you’ll understand some names may not be suitable, if this happens we’ll give you a call and ask for some alternative name suggestions.
For our supporters who wish to name a puppy in memory of a loved one we understand that the name that is special to you may be best suited to either a girl or a boy puppy. Please be aware that where only one name is provided it will take us longer to name and place a puppy for you.