Our Stories

Kim and Cooper

“He’s my little sidekick in everything.” When Kim was 27 she fell over in the bathroom and broke her knee cap badly. After she came out of the cast she found that it was hard to wiggle her toes and her leg had pins and needles. When she went to the GP Kim couldn’t...

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Stan Dickson and Lochy

“My best mate Lochy is the best thing that has ever happened to me” Masterton 16-year old Stanley Dickson, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, talks about what it is like having a mobility service dog. It’s easy to see why dogs are often referred to as man’s best...

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David & Emmett’s Story

“Emmett is like one of my children, he’s my fourth son. It’s a privilege. I’d probably put up with this… I’d ask for this, just to be a part of his life.” David had owned his retail pharmacy in Parnell for 30 years when one day he got a pneumococcal septicaemic...

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Gail & Coda’s Story

“It is amazing how much better you can feel about yourself when you are supported. It is even more wonderful when you are given the gift of independence. And that is exactly what my dog has done for me.” Gail’s journey with Mobility Dogs began in 2007 when she was...

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Meet my hairiest Friend

Young Michael’s mobility dog is so smart he grabs his sushi lunch for him. Michael Wheeler cannot imagine a life of independence without Friend - he pushes open doors, picks up fallen pencils and even fetches Michael's lunch from the refrigerator for him. The golden...

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