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Charity Calling For Guide Dog Boarders

Guide Dogs is searching for volunteers from in and around Saddleworth, to board its trainee dogs.

The charity has been in touch with Saddleworth News, to explain that it is looking for boarders that will keep trainee dogs in their homes, as well as feed and groom them. Guidelines from the dog’s trainer will also be provided, which the boarders will have to adhere to.

Guide Dog mobilty instructor Nichola Price said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to have the benefits of caring for a dog without the full-time responsibility.”

She added: “It is 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.”

Potential boarders are asked to provide a safe and secure garden or yard. The charity will provide basic equipment, feeding and veterinary costs.

Advice will also be provided for all volunteers regarding handling skills, basic fist aid and general care. Support from the team at Guide Dogs will also be available.

Further information on becoming a boarder is available by phoning Guide Dogs on 0845 371 7771 or via email at volunteer@guidedogs.org.uk

The Guide Dogs website is here.

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