‘Homes’ wanted for guide dogs
9:05am Thursday 21st March 2013 in News
GUIDE Dogs is appealing for volunteers to take in its animals while being trained at the school in Atherton.
Boarders must be willing to have the dog in their home overnight and follow guidelines from the dog's trainer.
They must also be willing to drop the dog off at the training school in the morning and collect it again in the early evening.
Janet Harper of Guide Dogs said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to have the benefits of caring for a dog without the full-time responsibility. It's also very rewarding to be involved in the upbringing and training of a guide dog, which will one day provide freedom and independence to a blind or partially sighted person."
The charity supplies basic equipment and covers all veterinary and feeding expenses.
Advice is also given regarding handling skills, basic first aid and the general care and welfare of the dog.
Consistent support is available from a friendly team of specialist Guide Dogs staff. Further information on becoming a boarder is available by phoning Guide Dogs on 0845 371 7771 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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