A GUIDE dog centre in Chilworth is on the lookout for those who would be prepared to care for trainee guide dogs.

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association charity breeds and train guide dogs which provide mobility for those with sight loss, say they need “committed volunteers”to give temporary homes to dogs undergoing training.

The organisation need people in the surrounding area, including Southampton, or those who pass through Chilworth on their commute to work, and who could have a dog for around a ten-week period.

The charity said: “The dog will need to be dropped off at our Southampton centre in Chilworth on weekday mornings, and picked up at the end of the working day.

“The dog will stay with you over the weekends.”

All training, support, food and equipment is provided.

The organisation added: “Volunteering is also a great way to meet new people, gain skills, helps build confidence and happiness levels and adds a positive feel-good factor to your life.

“It can give you new challenges and experiences while having fun!”

Anyone interested in offering a home to a guide dog in training can do so by contacting the office on 08453 727428 or email hazel.kelly@guidedogs.org.uk