The BOLO Project, a fundraiser to benefit Leader Dogs for the Blind, has officially launched. The project will last approximately one year – following BOLO the puppy from about seven weeks of age until she is ready to begin the actual guide dog training.
Founded by Dog is Good, The BOLO Project was developed to raise awareness of the remarkable work dogs do for people every day.
Approached by the team from Leader Dogs for the Blind, Dog is Good owners Jon and Gila Kurtz determined that raising a puppy would be a perfect fit for the Dog is Good mission: “deliver Dogvergnügen!” Dogvergnügen is a word they made up to describe how great one feels when with their dog. The special bond between a Leader Dog and someone who is visually impaired goes beyond Dogvergnügen – it is perhaps the epitome of the dog-human connection.
“We were very excited when Jon and Gila sent in their application to raise a future Leader Dog,” says Sue Daniels, CEO and president of Leader Dogs for the Blind. “Our clients, volunteers and staff experience Dogvergnügen every day of their lives. The partnership with Dog is Good to educate more people about our wonderful canines and to raise money to support the services we provide is a great fit for both organizations.”
As part of the program kick-off, The BOLO Project has launched a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo.com. This fundraiser will run from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2013 with the goal of raising $25,000 to benefit Leader Dogs for the Blind. .
For more information about The BOLO Project, please visit TheBoloProject.
To learn more about Leader Dogs for the Blind, click here.