Our Stories

Living with Cerebral Palsy: Avery’s Impact

Living with Cerebral Palsy: Avery’s Impact

For those living with cerebral palsy, life can be challenging both physically and socially. For 13-year-old Maddy, her disability affects her legs, preventing her from walking independently and doing simple tasks like picking up items from the floor or taking off...

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Sam and Cedric his companion dog

Sam and Cedric his companion dog

Mobility Dog Cedric was placed with Sam and his family in May 2022. Sam has a series of complex health conditions and Cedric is able to provide both joy and companionship to the whole family unit as well as help Sam with his needs. Sam’s mother Francine wrote the...

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Anne-Marie and Brody – ‘the world’s best dog’

Anne-Marie and Brody – ‘the world’s best dog’

Having raised two Mobility Puppies from 8-weeks old to advanced training and placement, I have always known how incredible and clever these dogs can be.  I had seen first hand what they were capable of, and known the sadness and pride that comes with having your puppy...

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Linda-Lee and Darby

Linda-Lee and Darby

A friend suggested to Linda-Lee she should apply for a Mobility Dog. Even though she didn’t think she would qualify she decided to give it a go anyway. It was a decision that completely changed her life. As a child Linda-Lee was the first person in NZ to be diagnosed...

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Denny the Companion Dog

Denny the Companion Dog

I cannot explain the happiness Denny has bought to our family and also how much the comfort and emotional support he offers has helped to reduce our stress levels.

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Sensational Southern Lakes Trainers

Sensational Southern Lakes Trainers

Judy and Grant Reid are based in the Southern Lakes District and along with being puppy raisers for Mobility Dogs, Grant is also the Senior Trainer for the area.  They hail from Colorado where Judy taught English, grades 7 through to college level, and Grant taught...

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Puppy Raising Dalton

Puppy Raising Dalton

Andrea and her partner Richard are the proud parents of Tesla, a 6 year old golden retriever, and they have just spent the last 12 months puppy raising Mobility pup Dalton. This is their story.

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