Hitting the pavement (with any type of consistency) in winter can be somewhat problematic. Cold, dark mornings just make cosy sleep-ins look so damn good. Luckily, The Guide Dogs have hatched the perfect plan to give your snooze button a break and stop your pooch from a case of the sads.
Go for a walk with your doggo (or best mate if there are no fur-babies in your life) for 30 minutes a day, for 30 days throughout (the amazingly named) PAWGUST and you’ll be raising money for The Guide Dogs puppies in training. (Bonus: you’ll get to know your furr-ever friend on a far more pawsonal level. We can’t stop and we won’t stop.)
Without any formal funding, these crucial puppers need a helping hand when it comes to learning the ropes and preparing them for the next step, so that they can help the blind and low vision community to stay independent and active.
Developing that discipline at such an early age is a pretty tall order for these youngsters, and it costs more than $50,000 to breed, raise and train a Guide or Assistance Dog. Crazy money, right? There are over 450,000 people in Australia who need their help every day, so once you start to do the maths it’s pretty easy to see how important your fundraising efforts throughout PAWGUST really are!
Before you start em-bark-ing on your fundraising, here are a couple of tips for stacking the dollars: get your pup-arazzi on and share all of the cutest moments from your dog walks to your socials. Or finally live out that p-awesome dream of yours and pitch a ‘take your dog to work’ day!
It’s a great cause, and we’re sure that you’re not going to have any trouble getting people to band around your love for puppies! All you need to get started is register online, wait for your paw-dometer to be delivered to your doorstep and start your fundraising!
To get involved and for all the details on how to get your fundraising efforts going this Pawgust, click here.
Image credit: Guide Dogs Australia