Hope worked with clients with neurological conditions for 8 years. She has also worked with prisoners, probationers, mental health, learning disabilities and children who have struggled in mainstream education.
She has an exceptional ability to reach anyone she works with, whether that means a cuddle or playing ball. She is full of love for everybody no matter their past, and she shows everybody their worth. She has a way of making everybody feel better. It’s something that is innate to her personality.
She has helped prisoners turn their life around and helped clients in their lowest times. Everybody that meets Hope just loves her and I cannot stress what a difference she makes to those she works with. She was invited to the funeral of someone she would lay with after epilepsy left him paralyzed and she was the only thing he showed interest in. She has brought words back to those who have been mute, encouraged people to stand and walk and stopped their never-ending flow of tears.
Hope truly is an inspirational and exceptional Worker Dog who deserves the recognition of a Naturo SuperDog Award and I feel honoured to own and work alongside her.
Update from Hope’s Mum, Sophie: Honouring Hope – A Life Of Service for Brainy Dogs
Thank you to everyone who voted for Hope. It means more than you will ever know for her to have got this far at this sad time since her cancer diagnosis. To win would be the icing on the cake, but all I truly hope for is that she will be well enough to go to the awards ceremony in London. x
Buy the book: Everybody Needs Hope
Deemed unwanted and ‘good for nothing’ as a working breed by her owners, Hope was saved by the project coordinator for Brainy Dogs, Sophie Wellum-Mayes in 2012. She found Hope’s quiet and placid nature the ideal temperament to help clients in their recovery. Hope has been integral to the success of Brainy Dogs, interacting with hundreds of clients and showcasing her skills over the years, as the project has gone from strength to strength. Available on Amazon on kindle and paperback
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