More puppy walkers wanted for guide dogs

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Guide Dogs are looking for people to provide full-time care and education for puppies Swindon Guide Dogs are looking for people to provide full-time care and education for puppies

SWINDON Guide Dogs is recruiting for puppy walkers and boarders at a special event on February 22.

From 10am to 4pm people are invited along to the West Swindon Centre, in Tewkesbury Way, to find out how they can help.

The charity is looking for people to provide full-time care and education for puppies aged from seven weeks of age until they are between 12 and 14 months old.

Puppy walkers will have to keep the puppy in their own home, and return the puppy to the charity when they are older so they can begin their formal guide dog training.

The charity is also looking for boarders, who can provide a temporary home to dogs doing advanced training in their area.

The arrangement is perfect for those who would like to care for a dog but who do not want full-time responsibility.

The volunteer must feed, groom and follow guidelines for looking after the dog, and be able to provide a safe and secure enclosed garden.

Visitors to the drop-in session on February 22 will have an opportunity to meet some of the guide dog puppies and working guide dogs, And they will have the chance to speak to some of the volunteers

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10:14am Sat 8 Feb 14

Oldtownmum says...

What a brilliant idea, although I can imagine you'd get so attached that it would be heart breaking to give them back. We're going through testing times with a young puppy at the moment but we've already got a bond, though there are many days where he's so trying that I could easily see it as a short term loan!! Lucky people who get these gorgeous dogs
What a brilliant idea, although I can imagine you'd get so attached that it would be heart breaking to give them back. We're going through testing times with a young puppy at the moment but we've already got a bond, though there are many days where he's so trying that I could easily see it as a short term loan!! Lucky people who get these gorgeous dogs Oldtownmum

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