‘Turner’ ... our Guide Dog puppy

Posted on September 6th, 2017

Turner 2 GIMP

John Turner Construction has sponsored a Guide Dog and is funding the training of the fluffy pup who has been named Turner, as shown above.

Born to parents, Kirk and Twiggy, Turner has eight siblings and the cheeky chap is very adventurous and confident. He is an energetic pup with a playful personality and the bundle of fur loves to sprint around the garden with his puppy pals.

By sponsoring a Guide Dog puppy, we are changing someone’s life bringing them independence and autonomy.

In the UK today, almost two million people are living with sight loss and of those, around 180,000 rarely leave their homes alone. The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association’s aim is to provide support to enable people to move around safely and confidently.

We will be kept up-to-date about Turner’s journey from six weeks to a fully qualified guide dog, becoming a life-changing companion.

Throughout his training programme, we will receive regular photos and ‘pupdates’ about Turner’s progress and after 24 months, he will give freedom to someone with sight loss.

Responsible for over 8,000 dogs at any one time, Guide Dogs breed approximately 1,300 puppies each year and there was over 5,000 active guide dog owners in the UK last year.

The Guide Dogs story started in 1931 when two amazing British pioneers organised the training of the first four British guide dogs from a humble lock up garage in Wallasey, Merseyside. Today Guide Dogs is the world's largest breeder and trainer of working dogs.