Take the Puppy Pledge!

Fundraise and earn the chance to name the newest litter of Guide Dogs puppies.
A yellow Labrador puppy sitting on the grass.

About the initiative

By raising funds for Guide Dogs, you’ll not only get the chance to name a Guide Dog puppy, but will also make a meaningful difference to the lives of people with low vision or blindness.

This competition is available for all kids aged between 5 to 18.

A yellow Labrador puppy sitting on grass, inside a Guide Dogs harness.

Why Guide Dogs?

Did you know that by 2030, almost 70 Australians per day will be diagnosed with a severe eye condition?

Currently, over 450,000 Australians are living with low vision or blindness. But, within the next six years, this number is expected to grow – meaning that you, someone you know, or a loved one, could be affected.

We need your help to raise vital funds, so we can continue providing crucial services, support and skills, and continue to match life-changing Guide Dogs with our Clients.

How to PAWticipate

  1. Create yours, or your Team’s, fundraising page.
  2. Come up with creative ways to Fundraise for Guide Dogs throughout the month of August and September.
  3. Receive tips, tricks and information from our Guide Dogs team via email over the duration of your Fundraising to help you become a Guide Dogs Victoria expert!

The top two individuals or teams who raise the most money for Guide Dogs by September 6 will win a very exciting puppy naming prize. One lucky individual or team will also win a prize for the most creative Fundraiser! We will present these awards at a special awards ceremony held on campus at Guide Dogs Victoria.

Our team will be here to support you every step of the way. For any questions prior to registering, please contact us here.

Resources

We know asking for donations isn’t always easy, that’s why we’ve put together some pre-designed downloads to help you share the message!

Download your favourite images from the link below and share with your family and friends.

FAQs

The Guide Dogs Puppy Pledge competition is open to children aged between five to 18-years-old.

If you are under 18, you will need a parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate.

You can register your Fundraising page by clicking here.

This will enable you to share your link to donate, as well as see where your efforts are ranking among other Victorians.

You must fill out an Authority to Fundraise before promoting your page. This will be sent to you by our Fundraising team after you register your page.

If you do not fill out an Authority to Fundraise prior to commencing (and if this is not signed by a parent or legal guardian), your page will be removed and you will not be able to Fundraise.

If you wish to donate to an individual or team, please click here.

Donations close at 5 pm on Friday 6 September 2024. The top two individuals or teams that raise the most money by this time will be crowned our official winners.

There is both a first and runner-up prize for the two individuals or teams that raise the most funds for Guide Dogs throughout the period of 7am Monday 22 July 2024 to 5pm Friday 6 September 2024.

1st prize: Name a litter of Guide Dogs puppies.

2nd prize: Name one puppy from a Guide Dogs litter.

Most creative Fundraiser: A collection of books about the Park Hyatt facility dog Mr Walker by Jess Black. Please ensure to email Shannon at fundraising@guidedogsvictoria.com.au with your Fundraising proposal.

All winners will be invited to a special awards ceremony, held on-site in our brand-new Guide Dogs Victoria Campus.

To equip you with the knowledge you need to educate your community and advocate for people living with low vision or blindness, you will receive access to free resources via email over the duration of your Fundraising period – and you can access these resources free, forever!

This includes:

  • How to approach and help someone with low vision or blindness and how you can be an advocate.
  • How to train your Dog, with tips from our expert Guide Dog Trainers.
  • Guide Dog etiquette.
  • An inside look into our nursery.

There are so many ways you can get involved and Fundraise for Guide Dogs!

Some ideas you might like to try:

– free dress day

– bake sale

– raffles

– crazy hair day

A reminder that the most creative Fundraising idea will win an incredible prize. So, get those thinking caps on now and starting brainstorming the most impactful way to Fundraise!

Ready to continue?

Seems like you have filled this form earlier. Let’s pick up where you left off.

I need help