Pinch us, this can’t be real.
Guide Dogs Victoria are in need of your help.
They’re currently looking for those living in Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo or Ballarat to raise their pups from around seven weeks of age until they hit the 12-month mark.
Puppy Raisers are an integral part of what Guide Dogs Victoria do, and without them, the organisation wouldn’t be able to train them into the life-changing doggos they were born to be.
If you’re keen, they’ll provide you with ongoing support and instructions as well as regular direction, telephone conversations and visits every six to eight weeks to check in.
The outcome is to nurture the pups until they become confident, well socialised and focused. If they pass the exam when they’re returned, they’ll go on to be fully fledged guide dogs – all thanks to you.
Remember guys, returning puppies to Guide Dogs Victoria for training can be a difficult and emotional experience. It’s natural to get attached to your puppy as they become an important part of your family! However, remember that while your puppy might be important to you, he or she is essential to a person with low vision or blindness! And that’s the real reason for this whole process!
If you’d like to get involved, head to Guide Dogs Victoria to learn more and fill out your application form here.