Treacle on track for big future for Guide Dogs for the Blind

Treacle on track for big future for Guide Dogs for the Blind

A VIP – very important pup – visited our centre last week to say thank you for setting him on a journey to becoming a guide dog. Staff and customers raised £5,000 to name the puppy, which they called Treacle, after a onsite competition with the winning name given by Eva Sams, aged 14, from Rossington. Guide Dog puppy Treacle is now  five months old, but has already learned many of the basic obedience commands that will be used when he goes out into the world as part of a Guide Dog partnership. Although this was Treacle’s first visit to meet the staff and Eva at Lakeside Village, they have heard all about his progress over the last few months since they raised £5,000 to choose his name. Cheryl Sadler, centre manager at Lakeside Village, said: “We are thrilled to meet Treacle, he is the fifth Guide dog puppy that we have raised funds for. All the work and dedication that the charity Guide Dogs carryout is fantastic. It’s great to see all the donations from our customer really does make a difference to people lives.” Nichola Bonsall, from Guide Dogs, said: “Puppy visits are really special. People are able to witness how all the time and effort they have put into fundraising has transferred into the training of the puppy they’ve named. It makes it all worthwhile.” It costs £50,000 to support a Guide Dog partnership from the birth of the pup to when it retires. Guide Dogs receives no Government funding for this service. Without the generosity of public donation, we would be unable to support the 4,600 Guide Dog partnerships in the UK. Guide Dogs promises to supply every guide dog owner with a dog for as long as they need one. Some people may need six or seven dogs in their lifetime. If you would like to find out how you could Name a Puppy please call 0845 372 7424 or email [email protected]  
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