As we celebrate Thanksgiving in the US this week, it’s a great time to reflect on what you’re thankful for. Of course, we’re all thankful for dogs and everything they bring to our lives! For some, their dogs are even more than faithful companions. Guide Dogs, Service Dogs, Hearing Dogs, and other Assistance Dogs give many people the freedom of mobility and access to the world.
With that in mind, I’m very excited to share this interview with Stacie Bianco. Her passion for Assistance Dogs lead her to create an online shop, called The Good Dog Cause, filled with products that raise money to fund those programs.
We talk about creating print-on-demand products that catch your eye and suit your target customer and Stacie shares some of the inspiring projects run by her first partner organization, Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services.
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Supporting Assistant Dog Programs With Custom Products
Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Stacie Bianco, is the founder of The Good Dog Cause, a for-purpose company on a mission to help fund projects for non-profit organizations that raise, train, and place Assistance Dogs. Her aim is to support Guide Dog, Service Dog, Hearing Dog, and other Assistance Dog programs across the country accredited by Assistance Dogs International (ADI).
The Good Dog Cause partners with Assistance Dog programs to identify a project in need of funding for their volunteers, staff, facilities, dogs, or client service programs. They then fund this project through their collection of adventure-inspired gear and apparel made for exploring with your dog.
Stacie is a CPDT-KA Certified Trainer, Volunteer Guide Dog Puppy Raiser, National Dog Agility Finalist, and has been involved in dog sports and animal care organizations for over 16 years. She and her husband can be found exploring hiking trails and coffee shops around California as often as possible.
Topics Discussed in this Episode:
- How Stacie utilizes print-on-demand fulfillment
- How Stacie creates and decides on product designs
- How The Good Dog Cause raises money for assistance dog programs
- Benefits of targeting specific fundraising projects
- Finding good fits for non-profit organization partnerships
- Ways to market fundraisers
- What puppy raising is like for service dog organizations
Resources Discussed in this Episode:
- Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services
- Podcast Episode 77: Creating An Online Training Course
- Assistance Dogs International
Where to Find Stacie:
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