Hero dogs join forces to fundraise for Guide Dogs

Hero dogs join forces to fundraise for Guide Dogs

Well-known charity Guide Dogs is gearing up for its headline Dogs Unite sponsored dog walking event which takes place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday June 14. 

Dogs Unite is a series of sponsored dog walking events that give all dogs the chance to be heroes for the day (capes included!), by raising vital funds for guide dogs – enabling them to support more people who are visually impaired to lead confident, independent and active lives.

While guide dogs and their supporting four-legged friends prepare to be the new heroes in town, a poll for Dogs Unite found that Lassie still tops the charts as the ultimate hero dog (40%), followed by World Trade Centre hero, Trakr (16%), with Buddy, the very first guide dog, in third place (14%).

When asked to choose their ultimate doggy companion, respondents said that Wallace’s pal, Gromit, was the no.1 chum followed by Dorothy’s faithful Toto in second place.

The top 10 ultimate doggy companions are:

1. Gromit

2. Toto

= 3. Lady and the Tramp

= 3. Pluto

4. Scooby-do

5. Beethoven

6. Goofy

7. Spot

8. Doogal

9. Perdy and Pongo

10. Marley

To give your dog the chance to be a hero at the headline event at Queen Elizabeth Park on Saturday June 14, register at www.guidedogs.org.uk/dogs-unite.