Hope

Worker Finalist

Hope

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

Read more about  Headway Suffolk Brainy Dogs

 

Ahead of the final decision by the panel of dog-loving celebrity judges, please leave a message of support below for this remarkable dog and share via Whatsapp, socials or email to help shine a light on Hope.

 

 

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Livingstone Katherine
Livingstone Katherine
1 hour ago

Hope is simply a wonderful dog, her gentleness, her joy of life is infectious.
Hope is a beautiful soul and has given many people, hope, comfort, strength, and faith within themselves, she gives them confidence and selfworth. She is a brilliant dog that has a heart the size of a planet. A worthy winner.

Andrea c
Andrea c
1 day ago

For some of our clients knowing Hope was visiting the hub gave them a reason to get up in the morning , when she is working she made their rehabilitation constructive and fun She is a truly inspiration dog.

Lisa
Lisa
1 day ago

I have known Hope since she was a puppy and from the first time I saw her I knew she would go far. Hope loves showing off all her tricks that Sophie has taught her. The clients and staff at Headway adore Hope and she lights up the room when she enters it. She is truly one of a kind and deserves this award without a doubt. I have so many lovely memories of Hope and she gives the best cuddles. Good Luck Hope you deserve this and so do you Sophie for all your had work. 😍

Sheila
Sheila
2 days ago

Hope is a truly amazing dog. So glad to see she is getting the recognition she deserves. Good luck in the finals.

Claire
Claire
6 days ago

I work at Headway and when Sophie brings in hope I would always get to see her and spend time with her. She is so good and loved showing me the tricks she has learnt and always made me smile. When Sophie takes her into the hub the clients are so happy to see her you can see how relaxed she makes the clients and happy too. they all love her she brings so much joy to everyone she is so sensitive to them too. She really deserves this award for her hard work and the happiness she brings to everyone . She is a star in herself

EchelleC
EchelleC
6 days ago

When I first met Hope, I was a little worried as she is a working dog and I was brought up with the * do not touch working dogs!* Hope came to me and let me pet her, I was so happy to meet her, as I had heard such amazing things about Hope and they are all true. Hope is very kind and loving and respectful. She is the sweetest dog you will ever meet and as a worker it is lovely to see Hope with the clients and how much joy she brings to them and how their faces light up when she is around and how hard she works to provide amazing one on one time with all clients.

LeesA
LeesA
6 days ago

Hope is the most wonderful girl and this award is truly deserved. She gives so much to so many people. Thank you Hope for all that you do.

Mike
Mike
7 days ago

Listening to all the stories of how Hope has helped so many people over the years makes me so proud to be a part of her life. Hope is the kindest and most gentle dog I’ve ever met, it amazes me how she is able to adapt to the different needs of the clients she helps and how she knows how to behave in a particular manner when she is with different people.
Hope is so deserving of this award for all her years of hard work and the lives she has touched.

Sophie
Sophie
7 days ago

Thabkyou 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 with her diagnosis. To win would be the icing on the cake, but all i truly hope for is for her to be well enough to go to the awards x

Rebecca
Rebecca
7 days ago

What an amazing dog Hope is. She very gently and in her own way makes everyone she comes into contact with feel better about themselves. She is able to read what the Client needs. She takes her work seriously and is such a faithful servant of Headway Suffolk. She is quite simply one in a million 💕

Jessica Miller
Jessica Miller
8 days ago

Way to go hope! Well deserved lovely dog has made such amazing memories for every she deserves it all 🖤🖤

Banjo
Banjo
9 days ago

Well done Hope! You are an extraordinary dog and so deserving of this recognition. Thank you for all you have done as a Brainy Dog. What a brilliant organisation!

Rebecca Soubra
Rebecca Soubra
10 days ago

Great work Hope!💕🐾

Kate Lindsay
Kate Lindsay
10 days ago

To be able to work with and bring ‘hope’ to so many different people in her community shows how versatile Hope is, and what a worthy winner she would be. Good luck!

Last edited 10 days ago by Kate Lindsay
Polly
Polly
10 days ago

The most amazing dog who has touched so many lives in an amazingly positive way. Hope giving hope

Paul Mayes
Paul Mayes
10 days ago

Go for it Hope! Thoroughly deserved recognition for a talented dog (and owner).

Josie Cordle
Josie Cordle
11 days ago

This gorgeous girl is so deserving of being a finalist here, what she has done for humans in pain is inspirational and she continues even with her own life ending diagnosis. You deserve this Hope.

Maxine
Maxine
11 days ago

Such a kind and gentle soul

Freeman Leigh
Freeman Leigh
11 days ago

Thoroughly deserved award for this amazing dog. Hope by name, Hope by nature. I’ve been so lucky to have known this beautiful dog since she was a Pup and have watched her progress and grow into the loving, loyal and truly inspirational dog she is today. Good luck Hope xxxx

jemma Martin
11 days ago

What a thoroughly deserved finalist! Keeping everything crossed for you Hope! You’re an incredible dog who has given so much to people you’ve worked with.

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