Call for Camden volunteers to give guide dogs a loving home

A guide dog being trained. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

A guide dog being trained. Picture: Ellie Hoskins - Credit: Archant

A dog may be for life and not just for Christmas but canine lovers who want to give something back could prove that statement wrong.

The Euston Guide Dog Centre in Melton Street are looking for volunteers in Camden to give a home to young dogs in training for four to six months.

The pups would attend guide dog school in the week but the waggy tailed boarders need loving homes in the evenings and at weekends.

Volunteers will need to drop their dog at the centre between 8am and 9am in the morning and pick them up after classes have finished between 5pm and 6pm.

The journey to and from the centre needs to be as stress free as possible so willing pet lovers should live no more than 20 minutes from the office.

Volunteers will need to take them on a quiet journey by foot, car or bus ideally though a short Tube journey could be acceptable depending on the temperament of the dog.

Willing candidates should also have a house or flat with access to a hard surface for the dog to relieve itself.

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Engagement manager at the Euston Guide Dog Centre, Rob Harris, said: “This is a very special way of volunteering because you get a dog who is going to change someone’s life.

“We make sure people get to see who will be getting the dog and update them with its progress so the process doesn’t end when you finish boarding the dog.”