Guide dog

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is expecting a puppy boom this spring and is seeking volunteer Puppy Raisers to meet the demand. Around 60 Guide Dogs puppies are expected to be born by Christmas and the young pups will require a loving home for their first year. Puppy Raisers must be available to visit the Guide Dogs Centre at Glossodia.

Puppy Raising volunteers care for a Guide Dog puppy from when it is eight weeks old to 14 months old, playing an invaluable role in preparing it for its potential career as a Guide Dog.

“As well as providing lots of love and cuddles, Puppy Raisers help introduce pups to the sights, sounds and smells it is likely to encounter as a Guide Dog,” Guide Dogs NSW/ACT Puppy Development Manager, Karen Hayter said.

Puppy Raisers need to have a fully-fenced yard, be away from home no more than four hours at a time, have access to a car and be able to attend training days in the local area.

“We are looking for people that are home most of the time, who are interested in putting effort into training and socialising the dog. What you will get in return is a fantastic experience,” Ms Hayter said.

More information

Contact: 4579 7555

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