West Midlands Police need volunteers to look after puppies

The West Midlands Police are on the lookout for people to be foster parents for some adorable puppies.

The Coventry-based volunteering is part of a structured development program where the selected caregiver is expected to support them.

You must take in the beautiful puppies from eight weeks of age and care for them until they are 14 months old.

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In the first six to eight weeks of your care, you must also attend regular weekly training courses.

Sessions include general obedience exercises, loose lead walking, tracking games, and hidden object games.

You will also be trained in the role, but it won’t be long to register interest as the application deadline is August 27th.

However, there are essential criteria that potential foster families must meet. This contains:

  • You have experience or a very keen interest in training dogs
  • You and your family need to live with a tall, strong, and energetic dog
  • Have access to a suitable vehicle for the safe transport of the dog
  • Provide a suitable living environment so that a large dog crate can be accommodated
  • Can provide a fully fenced (6 foot) and safe garden area for the dog
  • Can you participate in regular training sessions with your dog?
  • Take enough time to exercise your dog mentally and physically
  • Be at home to make sure the dog is not left for more than 3-4 hours other than overnight. It is important that the puppies are supervised throughout the day.

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