Shelli Doidge was “at a loose end” when she decided to adopt her first puppy from Seeing Eye Dogs Australia (SEDA).

The Mill Park resident was given Lulu to look after until the labrador celebrated her third birthday, when she had to be returned.

The next puppy she took into her care was Molly, one of Lulu’s daughters.

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The six-month-old chocolate-coloured labrador follows her to the supermarket, to the doctor, dentist and hair salon.

Ms Doidge says she relishes her role as a “puppy carer”, knowing Molly will grow up to become the eyes for someone who is blind. SEDA needs more volunteer puppy carers.

All costs are covered by the organisation, and volunteers care for puppies from the age of eight weeks to about 12 months.

Details: www.seda.org.au or 1800 037 773