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Guide Dogs Australia PAWGUST - August 2019

Now in its second year, Guide Dogs Australia initiative, PAWGUST, is challenging all dog owners to walk their dog for at least 30 minutes every day this August 2019, to raise funds to support the vital training of Guide Dogs. 

Despite the many benefits of a daily walk for pup and owner, a 2018 survey by Guide Dogs Australia revealed that:

  • 1 in 10 pet dogs are not being walked at all and 
  • one quarter of Australian dog owners say they only hit the pavement with their dogs once a week.

This PAWGUST, Australians can pledge to walk their best mate for 30 minutes a day for 30 days via www.PAWGUST.com.au and ask their friends and family to sponsor them to raise vital funds for Guide Dogs Australia.

Guide Dogs Australia plays a critical role in enabling people living with blindness and low vision to move around their communities safely and independently, by providing orientation and mobility services, including Guide Dogs. 

A source of mobility, constant support and companionship, Guide Dogs cost in excess of $50,000 to breed, raise and train. 

What impact will your fundraising have?

✔️ $22: Will provide a quality leather dog collar for a Guide Dog pup in training. 
✔️ $54: Will purchase a folding white cane for someone living with vision loss. 
✔️ $85: Will purchase a grooming kit and a bundle of enrichment toys for a puppy raiser. 
✔️$175: Will provide a new Guide Dog user with a Guide Dog instructor for one hour. 
✔️$290: Will purchase a harness for a working Guide Dog. 

To register, please visit www.PAWGUST.com.au 

About Guide Dogs Australia

Guide Dogs Australia is the trading name of Royal Guide Dogs Australia which is the national organisation comprised of the state and territory based Guide Dogs organisations across Australia. Together these organisations are the leading providers of both Guide Dogs and orientation and mobility services assisting Australians with a vision impairment. 

Their services include mobility training with long canes, Guide Dogs and electronic travel devices such as talking GPS technology, to enable people with impaired vision to get around their communities independently. 
Visit www.guidedogsaustralia.com or call 1800 804 805.

About Pawgust

In its second year, PAWGUST is an initiative from Guide Dogs Australia that is encourages Australian dog owners to challenge themselves to walk their dogs for thirty minutes a day for thirty days in August to raise vital funds that help to support people living with vision loss or blindness. 

Sketchers Australia are the official partners for #PAWGUST2019.

MEDIA RELEASE, 11th July 2019
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