Members of Swindon Guide Dogs will be visiting West Swindon Shopping Centre on Saturday 22 February to talk to volunteers about becoming a puppy walker or dog boarder.
Puppy walkers are crucial volunteers who provide full-time care and education of a puppy in their own home, from seven weeks of age.
They are responsible for introducing puppies to everyday events so they learn the basics of being well behaved working dogs. At 12 to 14 months old puppies return to the charity to begin their formal training.
Boarders provide a temporary home to dogs undergoing advanced training. The volunteers have the benefit of caring for a dog without the full-time responsibility. They must be willing to have the guide dog in their home, feed and groom it and follow guidelines from the dog’s trainer.
Boarders need to provide a safe secure enclosed garden or yard, so that the dog cannot escape and ideally, a concrete area.
Swindon Guide Dogs chairman Alan Fletcher said: “Come along and meet some of our guide dog puppies and working guide dogs and talk to volunteers about the roles. If you are unable to make it, do call me on 07766 657880".