GUIDE Dogs has welcomed its first pup of 2020 into the world.
The yellow labradoodle puppy was born just after 3pm on January 2 at the home of a charity volunteer in Harbury.
The puppy – which is yet to be named – was one in a litter of eight delivered by mum Emma.
In around two months the dogs will go to the homes of other volunteers, where they’ll live for up to 16 months. They will then begin training and continue their journey to become a fully qualified guide dog.
Charity spokesman Tim Bloomfield said: “Being a part of the journey of a guide dog is so rewarding. Knowing these pups are coming into the world to make such a huge difference to the lives of people living with sight loss makes it an incredible experience to be a part of.
“There are many stages to ensuring a guide dog pup becomes a fully qualified, working guide dog and our supporters and volunteers are essential in making this happen. We couldn’t do it without them.”
Visit www.guidedogs.org.uk to find out more about the charity or sponsor a dog.