Soldiers For Wildlife are looking for a fur-ever parents to name a counter-poaching puppy, launching the Sponsor A Dog For Wildlife competition this Pawgust.

These four adorable Belgian Malinois puppies look all soft and cuddly now, but these dogs will soon go through months of extensive training with Dogs 4 Wildlife to prepare them as elite counter-poaching weapons.

These dogs are game changers in the counter-poaching sector, as they are able to track poachers much faster than the human eye and make it possible to track at high speeds even under the cover of darkness when most of the poaching incidents occur.

Training a counter-poaching dog does not come cheap, with costs for training, veterinary bills, food costs, housing and shipment adding up to well over $12,500USD per dog.

This is where you can help. Your donation will be providing the funds for everyday training, gear and equipment, food and veterinary costs and more. A minimum donation of $50USD is required to enter for your chance to name a puppy. You might choose to name a puppy in memory of a pet or loved one that has passed away. You might have always wanted a dog of your own but never had the opportunity. Maybe you have a favourite superhero or character that you think is fitting for the name.

The ‘Dogfather’ will be selecting the winning entry that will name the puppy. The competition is open for residents worldwide. Entries can be submitted from now until 11:59pm GMT-4, 30 November 2020 with a winner announced by 10 December 2020.

How to Enter

  1. Visit Sponsor A Dog For Wildlife website https://sponsoradogforwildlife.org/
  2. Select a donation amount (minimum $50USD)
  3. Complete your details (if it is on behalf of a company, please fill this out)
  4. In comments, enter the puppy number you want the chance to name (eg: Puppy 1, Puppy 2,
  5. Puppy 3 or Puppy 4). Enter the name you want and why you chose this name.
  6. Thank you for your donation and GOOD LUCK!

You can enter as many times as you like and please feel free to share the competition with family and friends across social media with the hashtags #SponsorADogForWildlife and #NameAPup.

Soldiers For Wildlife is also offering corporate sponsorship for the counter-poaching dogs with special packages or tailor-made packages to suit. Please get in touch via email on

kate@soldiersforwildlife.org for further information.

About Dogs 4 Wildlife

Dogs 4 Wildlife is a U.K. based non-profit organization focused on providing both highly trained dogs and specialized ranger training exclusively for the development of anti-poaching canine units. Their mission is to inspire and motivate the next generation of wildlife protectors through effective and determined education. For more visit https://www.dogs4wildlife.org/

About Soldiers For Wildlife

Soldiers For Wildlife is a counter-poaching initiative consisting of seasoned conservationists and former military members operating on the front lines in southern Africa focused on creating elite anti-poaching units, the upliftment of local (indigenous) communities, education, and the funding of private reserves. For more visit https://www.soldiersforwildlife.org/

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