Giving a puppy a head start
Puppies in training to become guide dogs are looking for caring families to volunteer their time to become puppy walkers.
The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind is asking for host families for 12 months to help the puppies socialise before they enter formal guide dog training.
All puppies are able to go most places with their families such as restaurants, shops, buses and trains.
Full support will be provided, from food, equipment, veterinary care (including worming and vaccinations) to regular visits from the organisation.
Volunteer puppy walkers should have only one preschool-aged child at home, have a fully fenced and dogsecure section, be physically active and fit, and not work fulltime so that they have enough time to socialise the puppy.
Help wanted: Can you help socialise a future guide dog?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 269 0400 or go to rnzfb.org.nz/puppywalking for more information.