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 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.  For just �1 a week your gift recipient will follow the path of a puppy’s initial training to become a canine partner right through into their partnership with one of our disabled applicants and beyond. The Adopt a Puppy scheme, supported by Purina PetCare, allows supporters of Canine Partners a greater insight into the difference their donations can make to the life of a person with disabilities.  The gift recipient will receive a puppy pack containing a photo of the chosen puppy, a personal certificate, a cuddly jacketed toy dog and regular updates on its adventures.  Isabel Campbell, the Charity’s director of fundraising and marketing, comments,'Adopting a Puppy this Easter is an ideal way to give a wonderful lasting present to those you love, as well as supporting a worthy cause. We receive no government funding and rely on fundraising to put each puppy through its training at a cost of �10,000.  Knowing you are involved in any way with helping our applicants gain the independence they deserve is hugely rewarding.' Tracey Kesterton has multiple sclerosis and graduated with canine partner Lewis in 2010. She says, 'Lewis is now so much a part of my life.  When I wake, stiff in the mornings, Lewis tugs me to a sitting position so I can get up. He rounds me up for our walk in the morning, brings my shoes, keys, mobile phone and whistle. When we return from walks he tugs the door open for me so I can reverse my mobility scooter back in. Lewis empties the washing machine for me and is very good at picking up dropped pegs when I’m hanging things out. I manage to get by doing as much as I can for as long as I’m able.  However, I am reassured that whatever MS throws at me, Lewis can be trained to keep pace with it – he is my reason to get up each morning.'  For further information on Adopting a Puppy or helping Canine Partners in any way, please call 08456 580480 or visit http://www.caninepartners.org.uk/.    

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