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Puppy Dog Hotel are pleased to help promote and support UK Assistance Dog Charities.

Welcome to Guide Dogs Reading Mobility Team.

The ability to get around is vital in order to live a full life yet thousands of blind and partially sighted people never leave home alone. Guide Dogs empowers visually impaired people to get out and about on their own terms and relies on the support of the public to fund its services. We receive no government funding and rely entirely on voluntary and legacy income.

Here at Reading Mobility Team, we are currently supporting 281 working guide dog partnerships in the five counties we cover: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex. It costs £5 per day to support each working guide dog partnership.  The full lifetime cost of a guide dog from birth to retirement is around £50,000.

Putting a guide dog on the street takes around 10 - 12 months of puppy walking and over eight months of specialised training. Every person and dog is unique, so matching a guide dog to an owner is a complex process and our trainers take into account a person’s needs including their walking speed, height, and lifestyle.

A guide dog is trained to guide its owner in a straight line unless told otherwise, avoiding obstacles. It will stop at kerbs and steps, find doors, crossings and places which are visited regularly; it will guide its owner across the road but cannot decide where and when to cross safely which is the responsibility of the owner.

The average working life of a guide dog is six to seven years and Guide Dogs make a lifetime commitment to provide each owner with a guide dog for as long as it is a suitable and safe means of mobility.  This means a guide dog owner could have 8 or more dogs in a lifetime.

If you would like to find out more information about Guide Dogs, then please contact the Reading Mobility Team on 0845 372 7433, or email us on reading@guidedogs.org.uk

If we can’t help you directly, we’ll do what we can to work with other service providers in the area to meet your needs.

Reading Mobility Team

130 Wharfedale Road
Winnersh Triangle
RG41 5RB

PLEASE consider helping this superb charity by offering your services in some way or by making a donation...even small amounts can make a huge difference.

Thank you.

Reading Mobility Team relies on the skills and energy of around 750 volunteers who do everything from fundraising to boarding our dogs in training. They help us transform thousands of lives every year and we would not be able to deliver the service we do without them.

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Find out how we are changing the lives of people that are blind and partially sighted by clicking here. Here you can find out about the work we do and also includes some case studies.

Puppy Dog Hotel is accredited by: Chiltern District Council, Pet Industry Federation, Several veterinary Practices across The Home Counties and London, Chiltern Chamber and Buckinghamshire Business First.