Wylie the future Guide Dog with his carer Rod Elder.
Wylie the future Guide Dog with his carer Rod Elder. Allan Reinikka

You could care for a guide dog

YOU would have to be barking mad not to want to adopt one.

For the first time in Rockhampton, Guide Dogs Queensland is offering residents the opportunity to care for a labrador pup for a year.

Retiree Rod Elder was one of three people who picked up their fluffy bundles of joy last week.

Wylie, the 10-week-old golden labrador, was welcomed into the family by Rod and his wife, Jeanette.

But seven more puppies are still searching for homes.

Carers for the puppy-raising program need to have a driver’s licence, a secure yard, and any children must be school-age.

Apply by phone to Guide Dogs Queensland on 3261 7555 or go to guidedogsqld.com.au.



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