West Sussex-based assistance dog charity Canine Partners is making an urgent appeal for Puppy Parent volunteers to offer the best start in life to puppies training to assist disabled people.

The charity is searching for new Puppy Parent volunteers to care for puppies in their home and teach the basic skills a puppy needs for the next stage of their training.

Puppies-in-training live in a volunteer’s home from around eight weeks old until they are ready to start advanced training at the charity’s Midlands Training Centre in Leicestershire from 14 months old. Find out more at caninepartners.org.uk/puppyparents