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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. Reply

Last reply: 23rd Oct 2014 / 12 replies / Post by bluegirl

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M4

Posted by: M4
Posted: 16th Mar 2011

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'! Reply

riaria0203

Posted by: riaria0203
Posted: 2nd Apr 2011

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! Reply

ma

Posted by: ma
Posted: 5th Apr 2011

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. Reply

Ash

Posted by: Ash
Posted: 15th Jun 2011

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
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Blossom

Posted by: Blossom
Posted: 18th Aug 2011

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. Reply

Blossom

Posted by: Blossom
Posted: 28th May 2013

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...

Blossom says: They are even trained to do a "wee" on command before they even go to educators. Reply

Blossom

Posted by: Blossom
Posted: 22nd Nov 2011

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. Reply

Blossom

Posted by: Blossom
Posted: 28th May 2013

Blossom says: Do you live in an outer suburb area or in the country ? I know they send updates of training methods etc. Are you given updates of puppies you have had in your care or the subsequent puppies ? Reply

simla

Posted by: simla
Posted: 31st May 2013

Blossom says: Do you live in an outer suburb area or in the country ? I know they send updates of training methods etc. Are you given updates of puppies you have had in your care or the subsequent puppies ?

simla says: Hi Blossom, it would be great to get updates on how the puppies fare when they leave your care. I often wonder how the 'people' fare after they have to hand over the much loved now almost full grown dog that they have spent so much affection on. Reply

Blossom

Posted by: Blossom
Posted: 31st May 2013

simla says: Hi Blossom, it would be great to get updates on how the puppies fare when they leave your care. I often wonder how the 'people' fare after they have to hand over the much loved now almost full...

Blossom says: I am surprised you didn't find out. Maybe the people I know who found out was because they were given another one within a couple of weeks of "handing the first one back". The 2nd one was a surprise, the previous educator was transferred with work and unable to take her with them. They are located in Adelaide.
They had previously some years before been puppy educators in Sydney before being transferred overseas with his work. Apparently some staff are more forthcoming with information than others. Reply

mrlau9999

Posted by: mrlau9999
Posted: 10th Sep 2014

mrlau9999 says: Yes I think so Reply

PukPuk

Posted by: PukPuk
Posted: 23rd Oct 2014

PukPuk says: Used to get heaps of propanda from various organisations and often wondered how much of prior donations were being wated on these mailouts. I now have just 12 I contribute to and requested in return I get no junk mail but suggested purely email updates. Those that didnt got dropped from what was a much larger list. Reply

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