Making a Difference
You can make a difference in the lives of blind men and women by supporting Guide Dogs of America.
Your contribution of time and/or money helps us provide guide dogs free of charge to blind individuals. With the gift of a guide dog, these men and women are better able to pursue their goals, fulfill their dreams, and participate in their communities. Guide dogs not only provide the gift of increased independence, confidence, and mobility, but they also act as a trusted companion providing new opportunities for social interaction. Help make a difference in the life of a blind individual in the form of a loving, four pawed partner today.
For more information regarding your generous donation please call (818) 362-5834.
Why Give? Guide Dogs of America is a nonprofit organization that is supported by the generosity of individuals, foundations, corporations, and other organizations in our mission to provide loyal and loving guide dogs free of charge to blind and visually impaired individuals.
With 87% of all our funds raised during the fiscal year available for Program Services, you know your money is well spent (figure based on the 2015-2016 fiscal year). We do not receive any funding from local, state or federal government.
The cost to provide one guide dog and match it with its new blind partner is $48,000. Your gifts help us fulfill our mission and reflect your own personal desire to help others live more independently with the loving partnership of a guide dog.
What Your Gift helps Provide: Every gift, no matter the amount, is greatly appreciated and helps us continue our important services to the blind community.
Below is a list that shows some of the Program Costs we face regularly
so that you can see ways your gift helps.
$25 Microchip one Puppy
$35 Puppy Kit: (Goes home with new puppy – leash, collar, I.D. tag, stainless steel bowl, sterilized bone, small bag of food & puppy raising manual)
$50 Feeds one (1) dog per month in kennel
$75 Guide Dog Booties: Protective “paw” wear View Video
$100 Guide Dog Graduation Kit: (Goes home with graduate & guide dog – nylon collar, working collar, 2 tie-downs, leash, heartworm medication, grooming tools, dog toy, dog bed & small bag dog food)
$150 Great Expectations – Progesterone testing & care of the expectant mama dog
$250 Specially-designed leather harness
$275 Spays or neuters one dog
$300 Provides vaccines for puppies in foster homes
$750 Travel expenses for one (1) student
Sponsorship Opportunities Include:
Newborn Puppy Sponsor: $1,000 (GDA’s choice)
You will receive a certificate with a photo of a newborn puppy. Covers the cost of breeding and delivery.
Sponsor a Litter of Puppies: $2,500 – (GDA’s choice)
You will receive a certificate with a photo of a mother and her litter of puppies. Covers the cost of breeding, delivery and all expenses up to 7 weeks of age.
Student Accommodation Sponsor: $3,000 – Room & Board expenses for 28 days in the dormitory, travel expenses, and guide dog graduation kit for one student.
Puppy Sponsorship: $5,000 – This sponsorship covers the expenses from breeding to 18 to 20 months old. As a sponsor, you will receive a written update and photographs quarterly.
Training Sponsorship: $10,000 – Covers all costs while a future guide dog is in formal training for approximately six months, including all evaluations, medical care, and food.
Guide Dog Sponsorship: $24,000 – You can sponsor a guide dog from breeding through puppy training, formal training, and graduation.
Student Sponsorship: $24,000 – This sponsorship covers all the expenses of a student during their 28 day in-residence training program as well as their transportation to and from the school.
Team Sponsorship: $48,000 – This is our highest level of sponsorship. It covers all expenses of both guide dog and student.