Dogs Unite aims to unite dogs of all shapes and sizes across South Africa. By attending this event your dog will become a hero for the day, helping raise much needed funds and awareness for their canine friends – Guide Dogs – who are genuine heroes every day for their owners.
Did you know that it costs in excess of R 100,000 to breed, raise and train a working dog? The new owner of the Guide or Service Dog pays a mere R5 for their dog and makes a contribution of R205 towards their stay at the Training Centre during formal training thus not restricting anyone who needs a Guide Dog from having one.
As a token of appreciation for your support in changing the lives of those living with sight loss, every furry fundraiser will receive their very own cape (an accessory a hero simply can’t be without) as well as a special doggy certificate.
We urge you to get involved – find an event in your area and transform the everyday dog walk into something extraordinary. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to continue offering vital services to differently-abled individuals.
Getting involved is easy! Simply register online to walk with the Heroes. You could become a Hero yourself by getting friends and family to sponsor you as you do the walk.
Dogs Unite is about dogs helping dogs. Dogs working together. Dogs United.
Participants are encouraged to invite their friends, family, and colleagues to join them as they step up and show the city what they are walking for.
Participants are also encouraged to share their stories through the S A Guide-Dogs Association official Facebook account – S A Guide Dogs – and @SAGuideDogs_ on Twitter using the #DogsUnite2018 hashtag.
For more information, please contact GDA’s Head of Marketing, Juliette Powell on 082 322 3942 or send her an email to JulietteP@guidedog.org.za.