Homes needed for guide dog puppies in south Warwickshire - The Leamington Observer

Homes needed for guide dog puppies in south Warwickshire

VOLUNTEERS are needed in south Warwickshire to give a guide dog puppy a home.

Guide Dogs needs 20 new homes for its pups in either Warwick, Leamington, Stratford or the surrounding areas.

‘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 supporting puppies for the first 12 to 16 months of their lives before they begin their specialised guide dog training.

The cost of all the food, veterinary care and equipment required is covered by the charity.

Vicki Johnson, Puppy Development Advisor for Guide Dogs in Warwickshire, said: “This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to raise a guide dog puppy and prepare them for their future role supporting someone with sight loss.

“It is a long-term volunteering role, as each puppy will live with you for at least a year. We’ll provide all the support and training, so you feel well equipped to care for your puppy when they arrive with you.

“If you’d like to find out more about becoming a Puppy Raiser for Guide Dogs, please do get in touch. With your support, we can help train more life-changing guide dogs for people in the UK living with sight loss.”

Volunteers must be aged over 18 and have suitable housing. Caring for a puppy is a full-time commitment and volunteers must be able to give a guide dog pup the love and attention they deserve.

Applicants must have the ability to access online content and training materials and have an email address.

To find out more contact Volunteering Coordinator Gail Pajak via [email protected] or call 0800 781 1444.

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