Animal lovers in the North-east are being asked to help raise a guide dog puppy.
The charity Guide Dogs is looking for people in Aberdeen to care for a puppy from seven-weeks -old, up until they’re 12 to 15-months-old, helping them on their way to be a fully trained guide dog.
Residents of Aberdeen, Portlethen and Stonehaven are invited to visit the Guide Dog Training School in Forfar on Friday to find out more.
Volunteer co-ordinator Shonagh Hodgson said: “Puppy walkers are essential volunteers and without them we simply couldn’t continue providing life-changing partnerships for people with sight loss.
“We are specifically looking for people who live in Aberdeen City, Aberdeen South, Portlethen and Stonehaven to become volunteers.
“Puppy walkers provide the full-time care and education of our puppies until they are ready to go to Guide Dog Training School.
“To become a puppy walker, volunteers will need to be home for the majority of the day and be able to take their puppy into many varied environments, and a securely fenced garden.
“The role requires hard work and dedication but it is extremely rewarding, and our volunteers will receive full training and plenty of support from our staff.
“At the event, people will be able to speak to current volunteers as well as Puppy Training Supervisors and other Guide Dogs staff, and observe a puppy class.”
For more information about becoming a puppy walker, visit www.guidedogs.org.uk/puppywalking.