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Puppy Raiser

Guide Dogs



No set centre or place

Time Commitment

Contact Details

Long Term, Full Time

Charlotte Hawthorne

About the Role

In this role, you will be providing a puppy with a vital foundation for its future role as a guide dog. This is a full-time volunteering opportunity as a puppy will live with you in your home for around 12-16 months.

We rely on volunteers like you to help us improve the lives of people with sight loss. In this role your support will include:

  • Helping guide them through new experiences, socialisation, and basic training

  • Providing a loving temporary home

  • Attending regular puppy classes

  • The cost of all the food, veterinary care and equipment required for each puppy is covered.

You will need to:

  • Have the time to invest in raising a puppy

  • Be a minimum age of 18

  • To own or have access to a car

  • Have access to a secure area where the puppy could go to the toilet during the      day

To find out more and to apply for this role please go to our website email we will be happy to discuss any questions you may have

Skills and Qualifications

Will need to have access to a car

Will need to be physically fit in order to exercise the puppy.

About the Organisation

We are Guide Dogs. And we’re here to help people with sight loss live the life they choose.

Over the years we’ve developed a wide range of services with and without dogs to support people living with a vision impairment. Children and adults. Friends and family. Whoever you are, our expert staff, dedicated volunteers and life-changing dogs are here to help you live actively, independently, and well.

We’re a charity, almost entirely funded by donations, and we are the world’s largest assistance dog organisation. As world leaders in puppy socialisation and dog training, we’re the only organisation to breed and train guide dogs in the UK. We’re also the largest employer of specialists dedicated to helping children and young people overcome the challenges of sight loss.

Volunteering with Guide Dogs is life-changing – and not just for the people we support. Join one of our amazing roles and be part of the pack and you’ll quickly see how the time you give benefits people with sight loss, our four-legged friends and you!

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