Our Stories

When Harry met Amanda

When Harry met Amanda

Harry has changed my life in so many ways. Many of these are very small and seemingly insignificant, but when added all together they have such a positive influence on me and those around me….

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Corrections NZ and the Puppies in Prison Programme

Corrections NZ and the Puppies in Prison Programme

A post from Corrections NZ Facebook page May 2021: Please give a warm, tail-wagging welcome to our Mobility Dogs pups, Fletcher, Cedric and Harper! The pups recently arrived for their advanced Mobility Dog training at the self-care unit at Auckland Region Women’s...

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Therapy Dog Blake 

Therapy Dog Blake 

We started puppy raising as a family in 2016. One of my daughters, Elena was keen on dog training and we thought it would work really well with our homeschooling. The skills and experience she has gained have been great and we have loved being involved with Mobility...

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From Mongolia to Mobility Dogs with love

From Mongolia to Mobility Dogs with love

“There’s not much in life that can compare to the challenges my Dad had thrown at him, and so we decided to challenge ourselves to see how we cope when crazily difficult situations get thrown at us”. Tim Gould explains why he and his wife Tamara chose to sign up to do...

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Letter from a prisoner

Letter from a prisoner

To Natalie & Corina, I am writing this letter to you to explain how appreciative I am towards you for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of the Mobility Dog training programme. The reasons why I applied for this programme was for a few reasons, one being to...

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Being a puppy raiser can be bittersweet

Being a puppy raiser can be bittersweet

As a Mobility Dog puppy raiser, I have often heard the remark: "Oh, I could never do that. I would never be able to give the dog back at the end!" It's not quite that simple. These dogs become a part of your routine and a part of your family. They go with you...

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What happens at camp?

What happens at camp?

I was partnered with my new Mobility Dog Hank at the recent camp held in March. I was absolutely thrilled to be partnered with him. It felt like it had been a long wait, and there was definitely a high level of excitement and expectation about getting my dog. The...

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Zara the black labrador puppy

Zara the black labrador puppy

Black Labrador Zara is nearly 11 months into her Mobility Dog training, so we asked her puppy raiser Greta, how this incredibly clever future life-changer is getting on. How long will you have Zara for? She came to us when she was about 10 or 11 weeks old from...

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