Jodie does her sponsor proud

February 07, 2020
An elderly client sat on a park bench, with her yellow Guide Dog, sat by her legs.

Margaret from Sydney’ North Shore was very excited to hear that her sponsored dog, Jodie, has recently graduated as a Therapy Dog.

As a Guide Dog Partner, Margaret has exclusively sponsored Jodie’s journey from birth – all the way through puppy raising and her comprehensive training to graduation in her service dog career.

Dog Trainer Gina describes Jodie as a ‘sweet, quiet achiever, who loves to be around people’ and a perfect Therapy Dog.

Jodie has now completed 10 weeks of dedicated Therapy Dog training at the Guide Dog Centre and was recently matched with a client living on the North Coast of NSW. Jodie’s new handler is managing significant mental illness and benefits hugely from the special companionship and attentive care Jodie provides every day.

A long-standing supporter of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, Margaret has just turned 90, so the news of Jodie’s success was a wonderful birthday present. Thank you so much to Margaret for her wonderful support of Jodie and the life-changing gift she’s provided for Jodie’s new handler.

For more information on how you too can exclusively sponsor, name and meet your own service dog, please contact Guide Dogs’ Philanthropy Team on (02) 9412 9446.


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