I hope you and your family are keeping well. We can’t thank you enough for your ongoing support and the difference it has made to people living with sight loss.
Although we have a world-class breeding and training programme, unfortunately not every pup will be suited to become a guide dog and occasionally, puppies need to be removed from training. Since we sent Mrs M Blyth their last Pupdate, we’ve sadly made the decision to remove Ginger from the training programme.
Ginger’s a fairly headstrong pup and we had spent a lot of time working to improve her recall and focus. Whilst her guiding skills improved, her ability to stay focussed on a task remained an issue and she also reverted back to being nervous of cars. Despite our trainers trying numerous methods to overcome these challenges, it was decided Ginger wouldn’t be suitable as a guide dog or a buddy or companion dog career. So with Ginger’s best interests at heart, we felt it was the right decision to take her out of the training programme. She is currently in the process of being rehomed with a loving family.
We are sad to deliver this news, but we hope you can understand that Ginger’s wellbeing is our number one priority.
The great news is Mrs M Blyth's Sponsor a Puppy journey will continue with another pup - Sprout!
Sprout is at a similar stage as Ginger was and is progressing well in his training. Your sponsorship on behalf of Mrs M Blyth will continue as usual, and we will send Mrs M Blyth regular Pupdates showing how Sprout is getting on!
If you have any questions, please contact our Supporter Care Team on 0800 953 0113 or email email@example.com.
We look forward to updating Mrs M Blyth about Ginger’s new home and Sprout’s journey in your next Pupdate. Thank you so much for your continued support.
Puppy Sponsorship Manager
P.S. We’ve also updated Mrs M Blyth about Ginger and let them know they’ll be following Sprout going forward.
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