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5th Jul, 2022

Puppy love for Love Island star at Guide Dogs National Centre

LOVE Island star Faye Winter visited the Guide Dogs National Centre in Warwickshire to meet puppies who are set to change the lives of people living with sight loss.

Faye, who is also a Campaign Star for Guide Dogs, was given a guided tour of the facility near Leamington and undertook a blindfold walk, before meeting a litter of eight six-week-old Golden Retriever/Labrador cross puppies and their mum Latte.

The reality star, who is known for appearing on the 2021 series of Love Island, said: “It was fantastic to visit the centre where every guide dog puppy starts their journey.

“The highlight was meeting Latte and her litter of puppies, who will hopefully go on to become life-changing guides.”

Faye is a volunteer for the charity and has fostered six dogs as they undertook their specialised guide dog training.

“It’s so rewarding being a Fosterer for Guide Dogs and knowing that you’re helping each dog on their journey to support someone living with sight loss.

“It’s a fantastic cause and I would recommend volunteering to anyone who is able to donate some of their time.”

The sight loss charity runs the biggest, most ethical breeding program of working dogs in the world.

At six weeks old, all guide dog puppies pass through the National Centre’s doors for health and temperament checks, before being individually placed with volunteer Puppy Raisers around the UK.

The charity is currently calling for volunteers to support with a variety of roles across Warwickshire, including Puppy Raisers who can provide a loving home to a guide dog puppy for the first year of their life.

To find out about volunteering for Guide Dogs, visit www.guidedogs.org.uk/volunteer or call 0800 781 1444.

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