Puppy walk­ers needed

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

The Blind Foun­da­tion is des­per­ate for new puppy walk­ers.

The vol­un­teer role re­quires a com­mit­ment of about 12 months. Fam­i­lies take a puppy into their home and help so­cialise the dog be­fore it en­ters for­mal guide dog train­ing.

The pup­pies can go every­where with your fam­ily, in­clud­ing shops, buses and trains.

Puppy walk­ers must have no more than one preschooler at home, have a prop­erly fenced sec­tion and not work full-time.

The Blind Foun­da­tion vis­its puppy walk­ers reg­u­larly and pro­vides full sup­port, food, equip­ment and vet­eri­nary care (in­clud­ing worm­ing and vac­ci­na­tions).

Some­times guide dogs need board­ing in vol­un­teer homes, if the puppy walker is away on hol­i­day or the dog is await­ing the next step within the guide dog pro­gramme.

The board­ing time varies from one week to six months.

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