Charity seeking Angus volunteers to foster trainee guide dogs

Volunteer fosterers will look after the trainee dogs during evenings and at weekends.Volunteer fosterers will look after the trainee dogs during evenings and at weekends.
Volunteer fosterers will look after the trainee dogs during evenings and at weekends.
Guide Dogs is appealing for volunteers in Angus who would be willing to look after trainee guide dogs during evenings and weekends.

As fosterers, locals would provide a temporary and loving home for dog in training while they embark on their journey to becoming a guide dog.

This is a vital role which supports the charity in creating new guide dog partnerships for people living with sight loss.

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Emma Murton, regional volunteering partner, said: "This could be perfect for someone who loves dogs but can't commit to looking after one full-time. It also means they can enjoy the benefits of a dog without the added expense as we will cover their food and vet costs.

"Volunteers must be able to drop the dog off at our Forfar Regional Centre on weekdays between 7am and 9am and pick them up between 4.45pm-6pm. It's a bit like doing the school run for their dog in training.

"Fostering is hugely rewarding and lots of fun. Our volunteers often tell us how special it is when they learn that their dog has qualified as a guide dog and is helping someone with a vision impairment to live an independent life."

Anyone interested can find out more at www.guidedogs.org.uk/volunteering or call 0345 143 0191.

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