All dog lovers out there will not want to miss this glorious opportunity.
In a social media post, Surrey Police said: “This period of training is extremely important as it lays the foundation for a successful career as a qualified police dog.”
It adds: “The puppies are raised in the family home to gain the social interaction required. All equipment, guidance and support is provided throughout.
“Walkers need to be active, dedicated, be home most of the day and have their own secure garden.
“You must be over the age of 18 and someone must be home for most of the day. No experience required but would prove helpful.
“We are happy to place puppies in families with children and other animals if the set-up is suitable. Not for the fainthearted.”
Foster families are required to attend bi-monthly training sessions at Surrey Police’s headquarters in Mount Browne, Guildford.
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And police will conduct home visits to see how the puppies are fitting in with their new family and to monitor their progress.
At around 12 months the dogs will have to say goodbye as they will then be allocated to a police dog handler where they will continue their training.
Surrey Police said: “Raising a police puppy is extremely rewarding and our volunteers are always immensely proud of what they do.
“Many choose to keep in touch with the police dog handler and follow the dog’s progress – and some choose to volunteer again.”
All those interested should attend an open evening on either Tuesday (October 23), Wednesday (October 24) or Thursday (October 25) at 7pm at the Surrey Police Dog School, located at Surrey Police’s headquarters in Mount Browne.
For more information you can contact Zoey Scott at email@example.com or call 07967 986235.