Dogs are amazing, right? You wouldn’t be reading this blog if you didn’t agree, so let me tell you about some particularly amazing dogs that you could play a part in helping them on their journey to brilliance.
When I saw a plea for people to take in Hearing Dog puppies and socilise and train them for a year, I nearly forgot I have a newborn baby to look after and signed up. Seriously, if I won the lottery, after travelling around the world I would train puppies in my sprawling mansion. So please read on and if you’re lucky enough to be in a position to offer your services, I hate you (click on to their website).
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People offers life changing independence and confidence by training and providing hearing dogs that alert deaf people to important sounds and danger signals. Hearing dogs also offer emotional support and companionship by helping to reduce the feelings of stress, isolation and loneliness that deafness can often bring.
Hearing dogs are easily recognisable by their distinctive burgundy jackets and lead slips, providing visibility to an otherwise invisible and overlooked disability, giving confidence to their deaf owners when in public.
Almost 10 million people in the UK are deaf or have a hearing loss, which is one in six of the population. With hearing loss on the increase, demand for our life-changing service is growing. They do not receive any government funding so rely on the generosity of the general public to continue their important work.To find out more about Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and to discover the many ways in which you can get involved, from volunteering to making a donation, please visit www.hearingdogs.org.uk.