Puppy walkers needed
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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