Meet Cooper

Our latest Guide Dog puppy

It's National Puppy Day tomorrow (23rd March), and we couldn't be more excited to introduce you to our new Guide Dog puppy, Cooper.

Cooper, a beautiful yellow labrador, was born on 28th January as part of a litter of eight puppies at The Guide Dogs UK National Breeding Centre near Lymington Spa. If he's anything like our previous Guide Dog puppies, he'll be a cheeky little chap who loves nothing more than an ear nibble and a good play around with his four-legged friends.

This is the third time we've named & sponsored a puppy through its training as part of The Guide Dogs UK 'Name A Puppy' scheme, and we are always overwhelmed by the amazing work done by the team, and proud to be part of the puppy’s incredible journey to becoming a life-changing guide dog.

Cooper's journey so far

Week 1

During week one, Cooper spent most of his time sleeping & drinking milk from his mother - but by the end of the week, he could hold his weight on his legs.

Week 2

During week 2, Cooper's eyes begin to open. These are the eyes that'll hopefully, go on to guide and improve the life of someone living with sight loss.

Week 3

By week 3, Copper has managed to adopt the sitting position - even if it is on top of his brothers & sisters!

Week 4

With Cooper's puppy teeth now in place, the process of weaning starts. He's also mobile on all four legs so is beginning to explore his surroundings, and no doubt trying to chew everything in sight.

Week 5

Cooper spent lots of time exploring, playing with his brothers & sisters - and sleeping...a lot!

Week 6

At the end of week 6, Cooper started the real journey to becoming a Guide Dog by meeting and moving to live with his Puppy Walker.

How does the Name A Puppy scheme work?

There are four levels in the Name a Puppy scheme to choose from with lots of exciting benefits including pupdates on how training is going, and even the chance to meet your Guide Dog puppy. The more you donate, the more updates you’ll receive.

There are four levels of sponsorship available, and the more you donate, the more updates you'll receive.

Whether you’d like to name a puppy in memory of a loved one, or your company or fundraising group is raising money for Guide Dogs, there are lots of ways to get involved and help transform the lives of people living with sight loss.

To find out more about the Name A Puppy scheme & to apply click here.

Friday 22nd March