Guide Dog puppies take over Whitnash cafe - The Leamington Observer

Guide Dog puppies take over Whitnash cafe

Leamington Editorial 29th May, 2024   0

GUIDE Dog puppies will be taking over Blenz cafe in Whitnash.

Dogs, staff and volunteers from the sight loss charity will be at the cafe on Sunday (June 2) from 10.30am until 1pm.

They will be running puppy training demonstrations and there will also be a chance to learn more about becoming a volunteer puppy raiser for Guide Dogs.

Puppy raisers are vital to the early development of guide dogs, teaching basic commands and helping them get used to different environments.

The role involves looking after a puppy for the first 12 to 16 months of their lives before they begin their specialised guide dog training, with all costs covered.

Vicki Johnson, local puppy development advisor for Guide Dogs, said: “We’re looking forward to being at Blenz cafe in Whitnash next weekend, with some of our four-legged recruits and their volunteer puppy raisers.

“It’s a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn more about Guide Dogs and how you can volunteer for us.

“We’d also like to say a big thank you to everyone at Blenz for hosting us and giving us this fantastic opportunity.”

Charlotte Price, Blenz cafe owner, added: “Thank you to Guide Dogs for choosing us to host this lovely event.

“Blenz is an extremely dog friendly cafe and, as a dog lover myself, we can’t wait to welcome Guide Dogs along for a fun, informative day for all of the community.

“We love this charity and are honoured that we can team up with them to bring this event together.”

For more information visit or call 0800 781 1444.

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