Guide Dog puppy Aster takes a visit to Shoosmiths in his stride

In June 2017, there was a very special visitor to Shoosmiths. 11 month old Guide Dog puppy Aster visited the Thames Valley team causing great excitement.

Aster had been named by Shoosmiths after raising £5,000 for the charity. Aster was a real star and took the visit in his stride. Aster will begin his training to be a guide dog in August 2017 and, if all goes to plan, should be with his new owner by Christmas. There are currently 31 local people on the waiting list for a guide dog. So Aster will make a big difference to someone living with sight-loss, giving them much needed independence and confidence.

Aster is the second Guide Dog pup to be named by Shoosmiths, the first being Smithy, a third pup is due to be born soon that Shoosmiths will also have the opportunity to name.

Denise Clark, Community Fundraising Development Officer, said:

‘On behalf of Reading Mobility Team and the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind I would like to thank everyone at Shoosmiths who have been supporting our amazing charity! Your donations make a big different to local people living with sight-loss. We look forward to visiting again with pups number 3.’

You can find our more info about Guide Dogs and the Name a Puppy scheme by visiting


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