VISITORS to a Southampton optician will be given ‘paws’ for thought this weekend.

Staff at Specsavers in Southampton are inviting puppies from the Guide Dogs charity into the store while one member of staff will even be donning a giant dog costume on Saturday.

Their efforts at the store, in Above Bar Street, are to raise money for and awareness of the cause.

Guide Dogs provide assistance dogs for blind and partially-sighted people, allowing them to live independently.