Spring has sprung

Spring is now a guide dog
Spring is now a guide dog

At this time of year we look for signs of the seasons changing, such as lambs leaping in fields.

A puppy in a basket isn’t your traditional iconic image but this is one that will put a ‘spring’ in your step.

Spring is a guide dog who was named by a group who raised £5,000 for the charity and is now a working guide dog for someone who is blind or partially sighted.

She ensures her owner has independence and mobility.

Nikki Neesam, from Guide Dogs, said: “The group that named Spring gave an incredible gift.

“We are so grateful to the people who fundraised and those who donated.

“As a result of their help, we have been able to change a life.

“It is not just Spring who is a life changer, but also those who helped raise the funds to name her.”

Guide Dogs trains over 800 dogs with new blind or partially sighted owners each year and with no government support the charity relies entirely on public donations for this service.

The charity’s Name a Puppy scheme invites groups, companies and individuals to make an incredible gift or to fundraise to support a pup through its first training stage, which the charity calls Puppy Walking.

Through the scheme you don’t just have the opportunity to name one of their adorable pups but for £5000 you will also hear about their adventure as a guide dog puppy and meet the pup too!

Don’t just look for signs of spring this month, take inspiration from Guide Dogs’ puppy Spring and help change a life – just like she has.

For more information about the Name a Puppy scheme, email nameapuppy@guidedogs.org.uk or call 0118 983 0190.