A VIP – very important pup – visited Moo Music at Atlantis Adventure Park on Tuesday to say thank you for setting it on a journey to becoming a guide dog.

Jess Parker from Moo Music HQ, Puppy Walker Annette Tadman, (Maggie Moo the Moo Music soft toy, Maggie the Guide Dog Puppy,) Alice Hammett the local Moo Music franchisee and Krissie Isaac the Community Development Fundraising Officer for Guide Dogs.. Picture: Moo MusicJess Parker from Moo Music HQ, Puppy Walker Annette Tadman, (Maggie Moo the Moo Music soft toy, Maggie the Guide Dog Puppy,) Alice Hammett the local Moo Music franchisee and Krissie Isaac the Community Development Fundraising Officer for Guide Dogs.. Picture: Moo Music

Little Maggie is now six-months-old and has already learned many of the basic obedience commands that will be used when she goes out into the world as part of a Guide Dog partnership.

Although this was Maggie’s first visit, the staff at Moo Music, whose national headquarters is in Appledore, have heard all about her progress over the last few months since they raised £2,500 to choose her name.

Ant Parker, of Moo Music, said: “It was really exciting to meet Maggie. It was great to find out all about the training and what her personality is like and we hope that she will go on to make somebody a very special guide dog one day.”

Krissie Isaac, from Guide Dogs, added: “Puppy visits are really special. People get to see that all the time and effort they put into fundraising was worthwhile when they get to meet the dog that they named.”

Maggie the Guide Dog Puppy meets Maggie Moo the soft toy. Picture: Moo MusicMaggie the Guide Dog Puppy meets Maggie Moo the soft toy. Picture: Moo Music

It costs just under £57,000 to support a Guide Dog partnership from the birth of the pup to its retirement and Guide Dogs does not receive any Government funding for this service.

Without the generosity of public donations, they would be unable to support the 4,500 Guide Dog partnerships in the UK.

If you would like to find out how you could Name a Puppy call the South West Mobility Team on 0345 143 0204 or email nameapuppy@guidedogs.org.uk.

Alice Hammett the local Moo Music franchisee along with Maggie Moo the mascot and Maggie the Guide Dog Puppy. Picture: Moo MusicAlice Hammett the local Moo Music franchisee along with Maggie Moo the mascot and Maggie the Guide Dog Puppy. Picture: Moo Music