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I am a male yellow Lab. My birth date is September 4th 2011. I am in training to be a guide dog for the blind. (guide dog school -Southeastern Guide Dogs) I'm my raiser's fifth guide dog puppy. She will keep me for (about) 1 year, then I will head off to harness training! Please feel free to follow my blog and keep up with: Brandon's Life... As a guide dog in training

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Monday, September 5, 2011

New Puppy Update **(Please Read)**

Many of you guys have asked me recently if I'll be getting a new puppy - and if not, why.
Well, if you remember back when Rudy headed IFT (May 2011), I noted that I would LOVE to raise another puppy, but I'm unable to do so, unless I can find a sponsor that can cover the basic expenses for me (dog food, gas to/from puppy meetings, flea/tick, etc), as I'm unable to afford them. (I did have a sponsor for my last 4 guide dog puppies - but they are unable to continue sponsoring my puppies, because of the economy).
I have been searching for a new sponsor, and I just found out last Friday that our local Eye Center would like to be a main sponsor for my next guide dog puppy.
I now just need a "co-sponsor", so if you know anybody who would like to help out... please let me know! (guidedogawarenessATyahooDOTcom).
I have just asked to be put on the list to receive another guide dog puppy (since I found a main sponsor), but I'm still in search of a co-sponsor; so, even if you can't help out - please pray that I'll find a co-sponsor soon!
The guide dog school said they wouldn't have any puppies till mid November, and since I got on the list so late, I don't even know if one of those could be mine - which is the main reason why I went ahead and filled out the application while I'm still searching for more sponsors... since I know it will be a "little" wait.
For anyone who's wondering; the basic cost involved in raising a guide dog puppy (only accounting: dog food, flea/tick, gas to/from puppy meetings, & a few other things), is (about) $1,500 per guide dog puppy (averaging 12-13 months with the dog).Our local Eye Center has agreed to sponsor $1,000 of the in home care for the new puppy, so only $500 to go!
I will keep you guys up to date on the new puppy (and... hopefully receiving another sponsor), I'm really looking forward to having another little bundle of joy around :)
Rudy's Raiser

Don't worry, I still miss my little fur ball Rudy...
Picture of Rudy laying down giving his pitiful face!


Jazzi said...

Thats great. I hope you will be able to find a new co-sponser and get a new puppy. We all miss Rudy!!


Keisha said...

Yay! I hope u get a new puppy. :)

Benny and Lily said...

wow this is awesome. We will keep our paws crossed a co-sponsor comes your way
Benny & Lily

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Wish I could help but we're just a small kennel and barely make enough to feed all the dogs, take care of Vet visits, and any unforeseen problems that always seem to arise, until we have the next litter. Basically, it's a labor of love! I wish you luck, I know how expensive it can be.

Mr. Pip said...

Paws crossed for you! Hope it works out!

Your pal, Pip

Mango said...

Well, keep us posted. We're still waiting for our finances to settle out after the closing on our project house. Then we shall see if there are available dollars. I would love to see you get a new puppy.

Mango Momma

Groupdmt said...

Great to know the -- in depth from this blog.This will really help for my forward steps to be taken.

Maggie Mae said...

Mom and me is prayin' real hard dat you is able to find a new co-sponsor, we would LUVS you to get a new puppy. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae