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Foster Parents needed for pregnant Guide Dogs

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The Guide Dogs Association is currently looking for loving, caring homes for the Guide Dogs who will give birth to the next generation  of potential  Guide Dogs. 

In return you will benefit from :

  • Looking after a well – trained family pet that will be readily accepted into your home
  • Full financial support to cover all feeding and veterinary coasts
  • Access to 24 hour support and advice from experience Guide Dog Staff
  • The knowledge that you will be playing a crucial role in helping blind and partially sighted people gain independence 

Those who volunteer to look after our breeding bitches take responsibility for their day to day care, with the assurance of having 24 hour support and advice from the breeding centre


What skills or experience are required?

  • Good communication skills
  • Dog handling experience preferred but not essential
  • Clean driving licence is desirable and access to a car you are insured to drive

What support or training will I get?

  • Regular and ongoing support from Guide Dogs
  • Basic induction to Guide Dogs and to the role
  • An opportunity to take part in any general Guide Dogs volunteer training that is available locally
  • Opportunity to attend dog training classes
  • Equipment from the Guide Dogs list needed to rear a litter
  • Fixed contribution to heating costs of the heat lamp for the litter
  • Payment of out of pocket expenses agreed in advance

You also need to possess a calm, caring disposition, not be in full time employment and able to devote time to the bitch, particularly when she has her litter


  • Accessibility
    Need to have a driving licence and access to a vehicle
  • Age restrictions
    18 and over
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When do I need to be available?

Start Date: 08/03/2021

End Date: 08/03/2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Flexible to suit

Register your Interest


  • Disability
  • Wildlife and Animals


  • General Helping

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