As you know, Brad and I are puppy raisers and we recently received our third puppy. As previous supporters of our fundraising drive, YOU HELPED NAME OUR PUP. Let me explain. Our local group, the Tampa Area Puppy Raisers (TAPR), raised enough money as a team to name three puppies. They voted to name a future puppy Captain, after my dad who had recently passed away. Not only that, but WE GET TO RAISE CAPTAIN! Needless to say, Captain holds a special place in our hearts and we know he will be a future superhero.
Southeastern Guide Dogs breeds, raises, and trains some of the finest guide dogs and service dogs in the world. You have seen how adorable these puppies are, but to witness these amazing dogs in training is nothing short of miraculous. Thanks to the intelligence and fine training of these dogs, people with vision loss and veterans with disabilities find the freedom, confidence, and independence they need.
When we learned that Southeastern Guide Dogs relies 100% on private donations, receives no government funding, and doesn't charge students and veterans for their services, we knew we wanted to get involved. We volunteer as a puppy raiser and it is incredibly rewarding to raise one of these extraordinary puppies. As firm believers in the mission of Southeastern Guide Dogs, we are eager to participate in their biggest fundraiser of the year, the Walkathon, by giving personally and by asking our friends to join us.
We have set an ambitious Walkathon fundraising goal, and your help means a lot to us—and to the people whose lives are changed forever because of these extraordinary dogs. Your donation makes it possible for these puppies to stay healthy and grow into dogs of the highest caliber. These dogs really do make a difference and you can, too. Join me and Brad in supporting Southeastern Guide Dogs in its mission to raise and train these puppies and provide such a priceless service. Thank you for your help!
P.S. Help break a World Record! At this year’s Walkathon, Southeastern Guide Dogs will attempt to break an existing World Records title for the largest gathering of dogs wearing bandanas at a single event. We need you! All you have to do is show up with your dog(s), and they will supply the bandanas. Bring your friends and their dogs and help us break a world record!