Charity looking for guide dog puppy trainers in Leeds

By Amelia Riley

The charity Guide Dogs is looking for people in Leeds to volunteer in training puppies that will go on to be guide dogs for sight loss.

Guide Dogs work to help people with sight loss gain the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full. They aim to reach and support from 200,000 people today, to 500,000 by 2023.

They provide many services such as canine services, in-person services, online and telephone services, and influencing and campaigning.

Guide Dogs would like potential applicants to get in touch who live in, or near to, Morley, Woodhouse, Pudsey and Woodlesford.

Julie Champion, from the charity, said: “In a nutshell, a puppy raiser will receive one of our gorgeous pups when they’re about eight-weeks-old, and they will raise them over the next 12 months or so.

“It’s a very committed role, no different to raising any other puppy. Puppy is living with you 24/7 and in those early weeks can barely be left alone at all.”

The charity is also looking for people to foster older dogs for a shorter time.

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