Guide Dogs is looking for committed volunteers to provide temporary homes at evenings and weekends for up to 6 months for their trainee guide dogs.

This is a fantastic opportunity to have the benefits of caring for a dog without having the full-time responsibility, or if you are unable to have a dog because you are at work all day.

You need to be able to drop the dog off at the Guide Dogs mobility centre in Shire View, Headingley between 8am and 9am and to collect the dog again early evening between 5pm and 6pm.

Although you will care for the dogs overnight throughout the week, and at weekends, holidays and short breaks can be accommodated.  Even if you can only look after a dog at weekends, they would like to hear from you.

Ruth Wood, Volunteer Consultant for Guide Dogs explained “This is a great opportunity for someone who would like a dog but is unable to have one because they are out of the house all day.   Boarders will have the satisfaction of knowing they they have played a key part in the upbringing of a guide dog, which will one day bring freedom and independence to a person with sight loss.”

Guide Dogs supply all the basic equipment and cover all veterinary and feeding expenses. Training and consistent support is provided.

The role is subject to suitable references and a home visit.

For more information contact Ruth Wood on 0118 9838734 or
ruth.wood@guidedogs.org.uk

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