Rachel-and-Eddie-021The latest addition to the Guide Dogs’ team has recently qualified as a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor, after three years of studying and hard work.  Rachel Baker is now building up her own team of supporters so that she can train our wonderful dogs in Staffordshire.

As Rachel lives near Eccleshall, she needs people who can offer a temporary home to her dogs in training for 10-12 weeks.  She is looking for people who:

Can offer bed and board (food provided) to a house trained dog

Have a safe, secure, enclosed garden or yard

Live in Eccleshall

Are based at home during the day

Will follow our dog care guidelines to fit in with the dog’s training schedule

Full training is provided and you will have the ongoing support of Guide Dogs staff and volunteers in your area.  You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are contributing to a service that changes the lives of blind and partially sighted people.  A local guide dog owner, Karl says

“Guide Dogs says it is life-changing; I say life-saving”.

Guide Dogs wants a society in which blind and partially-sighted people enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please use the contact details below to find out more.  If you are interested in supporting Guide Dogs, but cannot accommodate a dog, then please contact the office for more information about fund-raising or campaigning for us.  The local Volunteer Development Co-ordinator is Valerie Jobes who can be contacted on 01189 838 756 or  More information about the work of Guide Dogs can be found at