Pupdate - Society names Support Dog
Posted on December 8, 2016
Sheffield Mutual Friendly Society has worked with Support Dogs for the last 4 years and we were pleasantly surprised when they asked us to name one of their dogs in training. After lots of help from our Facebook followers and a vote including staff and Committee members, we went with Smurf, and here she is…
Smurf... Sheffield..Mutual..Friendly Society.
Smurf is two years old and arrived at Support Dogs from Battersea Dogs Home, as her previous owner could no longer care for her.
She is currently completing her initial general training stage with the charity before identified as being best suited for a specific programme. The charity runs three programmes of support: Epilepsy seizure alert dogs, Autism assistance dogs for children aged 3 - 10 and disability assistance dogs providing safety and help with day-to-day tasks for those affected by a wide range of physical disabilities including MS, Cerebral Palsy and Spinal Cord Injury.
Danny Anderson, Fundraising Manager at Support Dogs said “Despite her difficult start in life, Smurf is a real people lover. We think she has the potential to be a great support dog and are looking forward to updating you on her progress.”
Please see our other ‘Pupdate’ blogs to find out more about Support Dogs and how Sheffield Mutual is helping them to provide Support Dogs For Autism, For Epilepsy, For Disability.