“I love everything about having a Guide Dog Puppy. We get to watch him grow and teach him new things. We get to watch his reaction to all these new experiences and it’s just so great to see,” explains Puppy Raiser Jo.
Now raising her seventh Guide Dog Puppy, Harriet’s hard work and dedication has been recognised as she’s taken home the Town of Cambridge Volunteer of the Year Award.
Despite the fact that it can be hard when the time comes to give the puppy back, Jan finds the role of Puppy Raising very satisfying and rewarding. “I know what an amazing asset a Guide Dog is, and I wanted to be part of that process.”
Narelle explains how she feels about the Puppy Raising experience: “I wouldn’t say ‘challenge’ is in the vocabulary at all. It’s been much more of a joy—pure joy—he just gives us so much.”
Whilst raising and caring for Lulu, we were always asked “how can you give her up?”