To provide temporary accommodation for a dog at home on behalf of Guide Dogs and to comply with the Boarders Agreement in relation to the welfare and handling of the dog or puppy. The time devoted varies depending on which boarder role you choose.
Meet one of our existing Boarders
Lindsay was working full time and therefore believed that she would never be able to become a dog owner.
"Boarding ticked all the boxes for me – having a dog at home around work, helping a worthy organisation, and developing a greater understanding and appreciation of what Guide Dogs’ trainers and dog care staff do.”
We've boarded 46 dogs since May 2008. They’ve been a real mixture of characters, breeds and issues. They have all been between 14 and 18 months of age, and have been with us between one week and four months.
When you hear stories from Guide Dog Owners, you can’t help but feel part of something really important. The messy carpet, occasionally chewed glasses and DVDs all become pretty insignificant! I was lucky enough to meet the owner of the first dog we ever boarded. To see them together was amazing and to hear how well suited they were and how much the owner loved him was priceless!
I have gone through some tough times in the last couple of years and to have a reason to get out of bed and get out of the house has made such a difference to me."