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    I don't know where you're planning on doing your walk, but the Melbourne one is $15 for adults, and $10 for concession. And you get a sticker with your number on it to put on the front of your shirt, so your OH would prolly stand out without one Also, I believe its cheaper entry at the moment, and will go up a little on the day and closer too.

    I think they're prolly including everything in the entry price so they dont have to have all the extra "staff" on, coz they'd have to police everything and be checking everyone before they could enter this, or get lunch etc.

    But I know how it feels to be tight on money. Sometimes you just don't have money to spend. Maybe give it a miss this year and attend next year once you have a job and are a little more flush?
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    I don't think you're stingy either.

    Actually I didn't realise ALL people had to pay to do the walk. I thought it was only for those walking dogs. That's a bit rich IMO. Don't think my boyfriend will be too happy when I drag him along AND tell him he has to fork out money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
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    Do you think they would notice if I just paid for one and happened to slip my other half in there with another dog... or would that be wrong

    While the charity organisers wouldn't agree, I believe it shouldn't be wrong. Charities rely on donations but donations are suppose to be an offering by choice, not forced upon. If ppl can't afford that kind of money why should they miss out when could still contribute with a smaller amount. Every little bit counts but if they want to take $30 or nothing they might find they'll have much less support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    Not sure... it only says registration between 10am and 11am

    I know it sounds stingy but at the moment only one of us is working so we literally don't have $30 to spare. I thought it would just cost about $10 same as last time.
    I really don't want to take just one dog, they would all enjoy it so much.... ARGH! decisions!

    ADULT
    AUD 10.00
    Children (Under 16)
    AUD 6.00
    Concession (valid seniors card)
    AUD 7.00
    Family (2 Adults, 2 Children)
    AUD 25.00
    Discounted Team Registration (10 ADULT members only)
    AUD 85.00
    Hey mate,

    Just to let you know (in case u didnt) that it doesnt cost for the dogs...........its for the people. If you could hold all 3 dogs on a lead it would only cost you $10.00. Perhaps you could get a 'splitter'?

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    Adelaide is $20 per adult, i wouldn't do it without my OH, so it would be $40, and i think that is a bit much.
    We got Minnie from the RSPCA and that cost us over $300 plus ongoing vet fees. So i doubt we will be going, in the past we have but i think it is a bit rich this year. I think if it was $10 we would but $20 is just not good enough value, for $40 we can take the dogs up to the hills and out for pupachino and still have enough left over to buy all of us dinner.

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    i know i sound cheap but I want to see something for my hard earned $$$

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    pepsi where can i take banjo for a pupacino in adelaide? :-D
    This weekend we want to go for a nice walk up somewhere in the hills with banjey- do you know a good trail/ walk we could do? (am new to adelaide!)

    And yeah i agree about the original post... i saw the pamphlet for this and got really excited until I saw the price and its just not something we could afford right now.
    Another note about the charities is I am completly wracked with guilt as I will very soon have to cancel my child sponsorship I have been doing for the last three years while I go back to full time study. but yeah i am just telling myself over three years i have donated a lot more then most people do in there whole lives! argh

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    Mianco

    It seems to me like the RSPCA sell the dog for about the cost of vaccination, worming, microchip and desexing. If you can't afford basic vet fees you shouldn't get the dog.

    As for door to door charity collections, I only hand over cash - if I happen to have some and I'm happy for the guy at the door to pocket all of it and run. My sister used to do door to door collecting as a job - and she'd take 20% and her boss would take 20%. So for every $5 handed over, she got a dolllar and the boss got a dollar, and the charity got $3. So the charity was $3 better off than if they hadn't hired the collection company but you'd be better off handing the money over the counter or their website if you want them to have all of it.

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    Have you discussed your dilemma with your friends / OH. Maybe they would be willing to stump up the additional $10 themselves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEPSI View Post
    for $40 we can take the dogs up to the hills and out for pupachino and still have enough left over to buy all of us dinner.
    pupachino?? what is pupachino??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Mianco

    It seems to me like the RSPCA sell the dog for about the cost of vaccination, worming, microchip and desexing. If you can't afford basic vet fees you shouldn't get the dog.
    Seconded. Pedro came from the RSPCA and worth every cent. And see today's thread re cost of desexing!! I'd call it a bargain!

    But $20 pp to walk your dog is excessive! Surely at $10 they could still raise a profit?

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