Temporary homes needed for training for guide dogs 9 months ago

Temporary homes needed for training for guide dogs

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind are looking for temporary homes for some very good boys and girls.

We all love dogs. It's just an undisputed fact of life.

Maybe there are some people out there who don't love dogs. We don't know.

Frankly, we don't want to know.

While every dog in the history of dogs is automatically granted good boy or girl status, we have to give it up for those who assist human beings on a daily basis.

With that in mind, we meet Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and their appeal in earnest as they seek out temporary homes in order for dogs to undergo important training.

As such, the organisation is asking for people in Cork who are able to look after a dog in their homes on evenings and weekends to get involved.

"When our dogs come into our Training Centre at 12-14 months old to start formal training, some dogs find the adjustment to kennel-life challenging," Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind said.

"To give our dogs the best chance of success, we have a team of Temporary Boarding Volunteers who live or work within the local area of our Training Centre on Model Farm Road in Cork. These volunteers drop the dogs off for ‘school’ in the morning at our Training Centre and collect them at the end of the day.

"Under the direction of our training team, volunteers mind the dogs in their own homes during evenings and weekends. Temporary Boarders can have an individual dog from one week to six months"

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind are specifically appealing to people who live near the training centre on Model Farm Road in Cork.

Anyone interested will attend a training workshop, later receiving ongoing support from a temporary boarding officer and the dog's trainer.

If this sounds like you or anyone you may know, you can fill out a volunteer application form at this link.

You can also speak to a member of the team on 1850 506 300 or by emailing volunteer@guidedogs.ie.