Dog is Good has launched the BOLO Project, a yearlong fundraiser that will benefit Leader Dogs for the Blind. The BOLO Project was developed to raise awareness of the remarkable work dogs do for people every day and will follow the journey of one puppy as he is trained to become a guide dog.
Dog is Good owners Jon and Gila Kurtz will raise Bolo the puppy and will showcase the connection between dogs and humans through social media and high-profile sponsorships.
The BOLO Project will last one year—from the time when Bolo is about seven weeks old until she is ready to begin guide dog training. The project will also provide an opportunity to recognize many other ways in which dogs positively impact human lives.
"The BOLO Project provides us with a way to truly showcase the meaning behind Dogvergnugen [a word that describe how great one feels with their dog] and to recognize what dogs do for people," said Gila Kurtz, co-owner of Dog is Good and professional dog trainer. "It allows us to be personally and directly involved in the process of raising a Leader Dog while educating and raising money for a cause we believe in."
The BOLO Project launched a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo.com with a goal of raising $25,000 to benefit Leader Dogs for the Blind. The fundraiser will end Oct. 31.
Leader Dogs for the Blind has been providing guide dogs to people who are blind and visually impaired to enhance their mobility, independence and quality of life, since 1939.