Support Dogs – Looking for Volunteers

Could you look after a life-saving assistance dog of the future?

Sheffield-based national charity “Support Dogs” is urgently looking for volunteers to look after its puppies and young dogs before and during their training.

Sam, who has autism, with his life-changing assistance dog, Willow.

“Support Dogs”, whose training centre is in Brightside, trains assistance dogs for children with autism and adults with epilepsy and a range of serious medical conditions, enabling them to lead safer, more independent lives.

Janet Dyson with Frank

None of its puppies or dogs-in-training ever spends a night in kennels but stay with local dog-loving families in and around Sheffield. Due to high demands for its services, which are provided free of charge, the charity now needs more people to volunteer as puppy socialisers – who look after pups aged between eight weeks and 15 months – and foster carers – who look after young dogs in training, in the evenings and at weekends. Lots of support is provided, including holiday cover, and regular puppy classes.

If you’d like to find out more go to http://www.supportdogs.org.uk/volunteer or contact Support Dogs on 0114 2617800 or info@supportdogs.org.uk

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