One little puppy brand new to charity Canine Partners may not know it yet, but one day she will enable a disabled person to live an independent life.
Hamble Hounds Dog Training and Problem Solving have raised over £5,000 to pay for the pup and her initial training through their annual ‘Barking Bonanza’ dog show. The pup will be trained by Canine Partners, the charity that provides assistance dogs for people with physical disabilities or conditions that limit their everyday lives.
Hamble Hounds requested that the pup be named Hamble to honour the village that helped fund her. Annette Bowcott of Hamble Hounds said ‘We are delighted to have exceeded our target and to be able to fund the foundations of a new assistance dog. Its great to know that through our work with pet dogs and their guardians, we have been able to provide a puppy for this amazing charity’.
Once Hamble is around 18 months old and has completed her training she will be partnered with a disabled person and provide them with practical help with everyday tasks, as well as offering security and companionship.
Canine Partners receive no government funding for the work they do so rely on donations. You can find out more at www.caninepartners.org.uk and meet them at the 2018 Barking Bonanza show at Royal Victoria Country Park on 29th April 2018.
Hamble Hounds provides training, behaviour problem solving, relaxation and entertaining, stimulating activities for puppies and dogs of all ages, sizes and temperaments. See hamblehounds.com.