Locals are being asked to open their doors to three amazing canines as they start their lives assisting people living with a debilitating condition.
Boarders in Dundee and the surrounding area are being called upon to offer temporary homes to the Dementia Dog Project’s newest recruits.
The pooches will require a loving home while they learn to become assistance dogs for dementia sufferers at the charity’s base at HMP Castle Huntly in Longforgan.
The canines will arrive in Tayside from Dogs For Good in October and will be specially trained to carry out an impressive array of tasks for their future companions – from opening doors to helping remove clothing.
The project is seeking people who are retired, work from home or spend most of their time at home, and can commit to driving the dogs to a local drop-off point four or five days a week. They must also have a fenced garden.
Dementia Dog Project workers can also pick up the animals from the homes of volunteers if needs be.
Dementia Dog Project manager Fiona Corner said: “We are looking for volunteers who could board dogs on evenings and weekends while they go through three to four months of full-time training.
“These dogs come to the volunteers really well trained. We cover all the costs and we provide support.”
The charity can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.