Blind foundation seeks dog carers
If your heart melts at the sight of a puppy then you may want to get in touch with the Blind Foundation.
The charity is looking for homes in the Auckland area that can take on a puppy as part of their training to potentially becoming a guide dog.
The families will need to care for the dogs for the first 12 to 18 months of their life, during which time the puppies will learn to become responsible companions.
Puppy development advisor Lauren King said the charity was seeking walkers in the central, west and North Shore areas of Auckland.
However families needed to take the dog on knowing they’re going to have to say goodbye, she said.
‘‘We have about a 50 per cent success rate so some of the dogs will go through into guide dogs and some of them will be rehomed as pets,’’ King said.
‘‘It is a big commitment and we certainly are very appreciative of all their support and hard work that they do for us.’’
The charity’s Auckland breeding centre has about 17 puppies needing homes, King said.
‘‘We probably breed around 140 a year.’’
The ideal carer would have enough spare time to socialise with the puppy.
Visit the Blind Foundation website for more information.
The Blind Foundation are seeking families to take on puppies for 12 to 18 months.