New Zealand Dog News

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December 15, 2012

Helping man's best friend to be a lifesaver too


Man's best friend has long been a solid companion for many people around the world. But one Kiwi charity is working hard to raise special pups that will act not only as a companion but, in some cases, a lifesaver for dozens of New Zealanders with disabilities.
Assistance Dogs NZ, based in Te Awamutu, will receive $10,000 as part of the Auckland Airport 12 Days of Christmas giveaway this year.
The money will go towards raising and training a pup that will one day be paired with a child or adult with a disability.
Dog trainer Julie Hancox, who founded the trust in 2008, has successfully trained several dogs which are now working with child clients. MORE>>

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