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?”
“Once you do make the decision and you welcome the puppy into your home, it is one of the most rewarding experiences I think you can have with a dog.”