Puppy Prince Gives Gift Of Independence



Puppy Prince gives gift of independence
11th May 2018

By Karen Pickwick
After a successful fundraising campaign, dog-sitting business Barking Mad Dog Care’s network has sponsored a Dogs for Good puppy in training.
The money raised through the franchise company’s fundraising activities – which included coffee mornings, quizzes and making toy puppies out of facecloths to sell – will support Prince through his first year with volunteer puppy socialiser Neil. The business has also funded a puppy starter kit including a crate, bed, food, bowls, toys, identification, working jacket, collar and lead.
Prince was born in February to Brenda, one of Dogs for Good’s brood bitches. His name was announced at Barking Mad’s 15th national conference and was chosen in celebration of the upcoming royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and also of the birth of Prince Louis, third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. 
Smitten dog-loving business owners were thrilled when photographs of Prince were revealed during a presentation, which confirmed that more than £6,000 had been raised so far.
Peter Gorbing, CEO of Dogs for Good, also addressed the conference and said: “As an organisation, Barking Mad has huge experience of the positive power of dogs and becoming a puppy partner to a dog that will go on to make a life-changing difference to someone will, I’m sure, be exciting and rewarding in equal measure. As such, we’re thrilled that Barking Mad has become a puppy partner to one of Brenda’s puppies as part of its commitment to Dogs for Good as its chosen charity for 2018.”
Dogs for Good, formerly known as Dogs for the Disabled, trains dogs to help children and adults with all sorts of challenges, including autism, physical disabilities, special educational needs and dementia. Every penny donated to this innovative charity helps with exploring ways dogs can enrich and improve lives and communities.
Barking Mad founder and MD Lee Dancy said: “We are delighted to have sponsored a puppy in training who will go on to make such a life changing difference. The hard work of our fabulous network of local business owners and their hosts and customers has enabled us to support one puppy in training but we are determined to continue our fundraising efforts throughout 2018, supporting the wonderful work of Dogs for Good.”
Barking Mad will be continuing to raise money for Dogs for Good to train more assistance dogs throughout 2018 by holding local events and via its online fundraising page, https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/barkingmad-dogsforgood