Banbury charity Dogs for Good is looking for more volunteer puppy socialisers in the Banbury and Brackley area.
The charity wants to hear from people who have a secure garden and won’t be away from home for more than four hours a day. Pups, who are destined to be assistance dogs, need care from eight weeks old until 16 to 18 months.
The appeal is being supported by Sainsbury’s in Banbury and anyone interested is invited to visit the supermarket on October 3 where a team from the charity will be kickstarting the appeal. Visit www.dogsforgood.org for more.
Puppy socialisers train their pups in basic obedience and introduce them to a variety of environments.
Dogs for Good staff provide support and run regular puppy classes locally. The pup’s food and vet costs are paid by the charity.
Ken McIver, a member of the Dogs for Good Banbury Supporter group and a puppy socialiser said: “Without a doubt, helping to prepare a pup to become an assistance dog is one of the best things that I’ve ever done. It’s hard work, but great fun and I’ve made so many friends through the pups I’ve cared for. When you see your pup go on to help someone, it’s just a fantastic feeling to know you’ve played a small part in making that happen. I would recommend it to anyone.”