Maybe you have a dog of your own and miss the fluffy puppy stage? Maybe you are considering becoming a Guide Dogs volunteer and need a bit of inspiration to bring a future life-changer into your home? Or maybe you just want to brighten up your day with a cute montage of some of the best pups around? Whatever your reasoning, you've come to the right place!
We asked our volunteer puppy raisers to share their cutest puppy pics and videos, so we can all celebrate National Puppy Day. The result is this gorgeous gallery of guide dogs, past and present. And these puppies are not just cute, they’re puppies with purpose.
Every guide dog puppy is raised by a dedicated, patient and loving volunteer puppy raiser who helps us to prepare them for their next stage of training with our volunteer fosterers, before they eventually graduate as a fully-fledged guide dog, ready to change the life of someone with sight loss.
Here’s a selection of our favourite puppy pics:
Hattie, a black Labrador/golden retriever cross, raised by A. Lerp.
Rolo, a German shepherd raised by Abigail.
Mario, a yellow Labrador raised by Carolyne.
Brearley, a golden retriever/Labrador cross raised by Jane.
Dougie, a golden retriever raised by Kelly.
Milo, a golden retriever raised by Penny.
Vinny, a golden retriever Ambassador dog, and Rhonda, a black Labrador raised by Richard.
Olive, a black Labrador and German shepherd cross, raised by Rob and Liz.
Walnut, a golden retriever raised by Yvonne and Richard.
Hugo, a Labrador and German shepherd cross, raised by Yvonne.
And here are our puppy montage movies - we couldn't fit all the gorgeous pups into one film, so if you submitted a photo, check the cover image to find out where you can find your pup!
The following films are a visual album of some of our future life-changers. They feature a montage of guide dog puppy photos and videos, which have been submitted by some of our incredible volunteer puppy raisers. As each video is a montage of approximately 50 user generated images, they are not fully accessible, but each image is accompanied by a short caption with the name of the puppy and their puppy raiser.
If you’d like to find more about raising a guide dog puppy any other volunteer role, please visit www.guidedogs.org.uk/volunteer