Dog lovers are being urged to come forward and help a charity care for its adorable hearing dog puppies for a year. 

National charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, based in Saunderton, is looking for people in areas like High Wycombe and Amersham to take part in their new puppy socialising scheme. 

Volunteers will look after the life-changing puppies for a year and will be given full support from the charity as well as being able to learn how to teach basic obedience skills. 

Puppies will be placed with their volunteer socialiser at around eight weeks of age and will work with them at home for around 14 months, before they return to the charity for further training. 

Victoria Leedham, volunteering manager at Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, said: “We are delighted to be launching our puppy socialising scheme in Buckinghamshire.

"The new project will enable the charity to train more puppies to change the lives of deaf people, and we are now appealing for dog lovers in the area to apply to be a puppy socialising volunteer.

"Volunteering is an extremely rewarding experience, and puppy socialising is a great opportunity to learn or improve your dog-training skills - and meet lots of new friends along the way.”

Volunteers should be over 18, have enough time to care for and socialise a puppy on a daily basis, own a car and have access to a secure garden.

Puppy socialising volunteers receive full support from Hearing Dogs, as well as regular home visits and puppy training classes.

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