Mother's Day for four-legged mums is taking place in Leamington - The Leamington Observer

Mother's Day for four-legged mums is taking place in Leamington

IT’S all about Guide Dog mums in Leamington this weekend.

Sight loss charity Guide Dogs is running its own ‘Mother’s Day’ where visitors can meet the doggy mums who bring future generations of guide dogs into the world, and the volunteers and staff who care for them.

The charity’s Spring Guide Dog Mum Volunteer Taster Day is being held at its National Centre just outside Leamington on Sunday (March 17).

At the event visitors can find out about becoming a Breeding Dog Volunteer for Guide Dogs, where people have a guide dog mum living with them permanently, with all costs covered, and have the unique experience of having guide dog pups born in their home.

The charity has around 250 guide dog mums, who all live in volunteers’ homes, within an hour’s drive of its National Centre, so it can run its breeding programme.

The event will be running from 1pm until 4pm and is open to anyone who would like to discover more about this rewarding and vital volunteering role.

Guide Dogs operations manager Kelly Newton said: “Our mums are selected for our breeding programme because of their excellent health and temperament and have the very best ‘guide dog’ genes.

“We’re looking for suitable homes for our mums across The Midlands and we cover all the costs involved.

“Come along to our taster day to learn more about being a Breeding Dog Volunteer for Guide Dogs, speak to volunteers who love doing the role, and our expert staff who support our volunteers every step of the way.”

For more information visit, email [email protected] or call 0800 781 1444.


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