Setting up a service dog fundraising campaign is a great way to show support and caring for someone who has a life changing disability and needs help from man’s best friend to help guide them through their daily lives.
Many people assume that a guide dog and service dog serve the same purpose, but that is incorrect. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers a good definition of each:
Guide dogs are trained to lead the blind or vision impaired. The guide dog is trained as a pilot to direct its owner in a straight line while avoiding obstacles in all directions. The guide dog acts as the eyes of their owner.
A service dog is trained to do specific tasks for a person who cannot do them on their own due to a disability. A service dog can pick up things, help a person maintain balance or be trained in other supporting tasks.
There are numerous organizations that provide guide and service dogs to those in need for free. However, there are significant costs associated with training a service or guide dog. Estimates are that it costs between $25,000 to $50,000 to train a guide dog. But, not to worry, we have some great fundraising ideas for service dogs
Ideas for Service and Guide Dog Fundraising
In a few simple steps, you can create a service dog fundraising campaign online that allows others to lend a helping hand in the training and care of a service or guide dog. Here are some fundraising ideas for service dogs:
Use free online crowdfunding so more money goes to directly support a guide dog.
Check out our how crowdfunding works to discover how to raise money for a service dog.
Set a clear goal. The amount is up to you and your beneficiary to determine. If you are raising money for guide dog training, share with people how much it costs to train a service or guide dog.
Check out how others have presented their appeal for donations. We have a whole category dedicated to Pets and Animals with incredible stories of how people have raised funds for animals.
Let YouCaring Help You Raise Money
When you, your family, or someone you know are faced with difficult times, people want to know how they can help. Families find great comfort in the caring and support shared through online donations. If you know someone who could benefit from a guide dog fundraising get an online fundraiser started today.
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