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Adopt a Puppy – the Easter gift with a difference

PUBLISHED: 15:26 02 March 2012 | UPDATED: 21:09 20 February 2013

Adopt a Puppy – the Easter gift with a difference

Adopt a Puppy – the Easter gift with a difference

If you are looking for Easter gift with a difference, why not consider Adopting a Puppy to support national charity Canine Partners - which provides specially trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities.

If you arelooking for Easter gift with a difference, why not consider Adopting a Puppy tosupport national charity Canine Partners-which provides specially trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities.For just 1 a week your gift recipient willfollow the path ofa puppys initial training to become a canine partner rightthrough into their partnership with one of our disabled applicants andbeyond.

The Adopt a Puppy scheme,supported by Purina PetCare, allows supporters of Canine Partners a greaterinsight into the differencetheir donations can make to the life of a personwith disabilities.The gift recipientwill receive a puppy pack containing a photo of thechosen puppy, a personalcertificate, a cuddly jacketed toy dog and regular updates on itsadventures.

IsabelCampbell, the Charitys director of fundraising and marketing, comments,'Adopting a Puppy this Easter is an ideal way to give awonderful lastingpresent to those you love, as well as supporting a worthy cause.We receive no government funding and rely onfundraising to put each puppy through its training at a cost of 10,000.Knowing you are involved in any way withhelping ourapplicants gain the independence they deserve is hugely rewarding.'

TraceyKesterton has multiple sclerosis and graduated with canine partner Lewis in2010.She says, 'Lewisis now so much a part of mylife.When Iwake, stiff in the mornings, Lewis tugs me to a sitting position so I can getup.He rounds me up for our walk in themorning, brings my shoes, keys, mobile phone and whistle.When we return from walks he tugs the dooropen for me so I can reversemy mobility scooter back in. Lewis empties thewashing machine for me and is very good at picking up dropped pegs when Imhangingthings out.I manage to get bydoing as much as I can for as long as Im able.However, I am reassured that whatever MS throws at me,Lewis can betrained to keep pace with it he is my reason to get up each morning.'

For furtherinformation on Adopting a Puppy or helping Canine Partners in any way, pleasecall 08456 580480 orvisit


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