Cafe Chat Discussion
18th Nov 2010 04:14pm
Last Post 22nd Nov 2011
Discussion: Guide dog
I am a Puppy Sponsor for the Guide Dogs but the amount of mail I receive from them is amazing. Surely the money could be put to better use.
16th Mar 2011 08:36pm
M4 says: I used to support Doctors without Borders, however the spam online and the endless phone calls requesting more dollars made me question where my regular donation was being spent... until I finally pulled the plug.
Now that I have diabetes, I feel more comfortable supporting JDRF with lump sums. Not only could it help me as well as the community - they genuinely are appreciative of the support.
Of course I will continue to support other local and greater charities for calls for assistance, but I would have thought that a regular donation should receive a call of thanks, not to hassle you for 'not doing enough'!
2nd Apr 2011 12:37am
riaria0203 says: Agreed! The amount of money could definetly be put to better use let alone the amount of trees that had to be cut in order to print off their advertisements! Then again, the counter argument would be that without the constant advertising, the importance of the donations wouldn't be half as effective and organisations wouldn't be able to attract new prospective donors as easily!
5th Apr 2011 06:30am
ma says: i use to sponsor guide dogs i really beleive they are the best way to go especially for our blind people..i really enjoyed sponsoring this group.
15th Jun 2011 10:24pm
Ash says: I am actually lucky enough to have got what they call a "not quiet able to be a guide dog" dog for my daughter. I can reassure you that your money has been well spent. He is amazing, my daughter has autism and seizures and he has been there for her when ever she needed him. When she is having a seizure he sits by her side and licks her hand until she comes around. He is also a voice for her, when she is sad and doesn't want to talk to me she will talk to him and Henry will just sit there and listen, allowing me to hear what she is saying.
So for a "reject" he is amazing. So I only donate to the Guide Dogs and RSPCA
18th Aug 2011 11:14am
Blossom says: Guide dogs need puppy educaters, people who care for them with advise from the relevant organisation. Food, bedding etc. is provided.
Basically all costs are covered. You have to walk them every day, and train them in the methods provided. They are toilet trained prior to educators receiving them. One I know goes to the office with its educater quite often. You have them for approx 12 months before they are handed back to be trained to the next stage. If they fail to reach the standard required for a guide dog, they may become therapy dogs. One became a therapy dog at a nursing home, another a therapy dog for yars 11 - 12 at a school for disabled students.
22nd Nov 2011 07:57pm
Blossom says: Are you aware that Guide Dogs receive NO Govt. support at all, one of the reasons they try other methods of raising funds. Were it no for Pet Suppliers who donate food and equipment, trained dogs for vision impaired, hearing impaired and therapy dogs for those with other disabilities wouldn't be available.
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