Paws for Guide Dog names

Battery charged: Battery World Blacktown owner Andrew Raymond and Tempe store owner Gina Georgaros need some guide dog name suggestions.

Battery charged: Battery World Blacktown owner Andrew Raymond and Tempe store owner Gina Georgaros need some guide dog name suggestions.

Blacktown businessman Andrew Raymond has run his race for Guide Dogs Australia after he raised more than $3000 in his 10th consecutive City 2 Surf earlier this month.

Now the Battery World Blacktown owner wants your ‘yelp’ in naming a guide dog.

It’s part of Battery World’s nationwide commitment to support and fundraise for Guide Dogs Australia. All stores, including Blacktown are taking part in the national ‘name the puppy competition, which will help raise much needed funds to train the latest litter of puppies.

Battery World stores are currently helping train two guide dogs. As Guide Dogs Australia celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, Battery World franchisees came on board with the charity because of its ability to train dogs to provide care for children and adults at no cost to clients.

“If you thought naming a family pet was hard spare a thought for Guide Dogs Australia who have to name litters of dogs every year,” Mr Raymond said, “ So they want the community to help name one of their newest recruits.”

For a $2 donation, customers can put their suggested dog name on a label in store that will then go into a national draw.

“And here’s a tip: according to dog naming manuals – anything with two syllables is best,” Mr Raymond said. “At the end of the day, whether you pick Rover or Ruby it’s a terrific opportunity to get behind a great cause. You never know, your favourite name might get picked.”

The competition closes October 21.

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