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£185raised of £1,200 target by 7 supporters

    Weʼve raised £185 to Train an Assistance Support dog for Ashleigh. The fabulous lady at DARKOBI PUGS in Leeds has donated a beautiful Pug puppy to Ashleigh

    Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 31st December 2017

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    My daughter Ashleigh developed a Functional Neurological Disorder 8 years ago & had to give up her job as a Nursery Nurse.
    About 5 years ago we talked to the people at Pets as Therapy about a Therapy dog & they thought it would really help her. They recommended we should get what she really wanted as they would have to be bonded & have a special relationship for many years. The dog would need to be young enough for the training.
    Ashleigh has always adored Pugs since she was very young & always said that is the dog she would get if she could.
    As it happens the Spokesdog for Pets as Therapy was a Pug called Doug He was the lady at Pets as Therapy daughters assistance dog and she said he was excellent at his job (I had to drag Ashleigh home as she was having a great time cuddling him). But we bought his book and got his pawtograph.
    We registered with rescue groups & rehoming groups nearly five years ago.
    We have waited & waited and nothing suitable has ever become available.
    I have asked on Pug breeders pages if anyone would consider donating a Pug for Ashleigh or reducing the price without any luck.
    Ashleigh has just had her 30th birthday & as usual she didn't get her dream gift so I decided to ask if anyone would help us raise the money to get Ashleigh her Therapy Dog and make it happen for her.
    This would really make a difference to Ashleigh as she would be responsible for the dog and the dog would give emotional support to her so she could start to get out by herself accompanied by the dog which would be trained to recognise symptoms of anxiety and stress and how to react at those times. This could potentially be a great change in Ashleigh's day to day living to getting up to care for the dog instead of spending time in bed and getting out of the house as the dog would need to be walked. Getting a bit of normal life back, If anyone can help by giving a little to help towards this we would be more than grateful.
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    • Christine Connell1 year ago
      Christine Connell

      Christine Connell

      1 year ago

      Ludo has been here for 2 weeks & is doing really well. He is a lovely confident pup. He loves cuddles, chasing leaves & zooming around on his little fat legs. He is recognising commands & is really eager to learn. Since he arrived he's changed everything for Ashleigh, he's given a reason to get out of bed & to go out so he's not the only one growing in confidence. Ludo will soon be able to start training & we appreciate all your help & are trying to find more ways to help raise money. Even a Ludo calender may be arriving so watch this space!

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    • Christine Connell1 year ago
      Christine Connell

      Christine Connell

      1 year ago

      Our new picture is Ashleigh with her new baby Ludo and the unbelievably generous Shellie Morris of Darkobi Pugs who has given Ashleigh this beautiful puppy. We hope that this lovely gift will help change Ashleigh's life. Also thank you to the lovely Cheryl Greenwood of Hullett Hounds who has made a lovely bed for the puppy. We now have to wait till he is old enough to start his puppy training. This will be followed by his special training that you are helping us raise funds for. Thank you all you are amazing xx

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    • Christine Connell1 year ago
      Christine Connell

      Christine Connell

      1 year ago

      An amazing lady called Shellie at DARKOBI PUGS has given Ashleigh the Pug she has wanted forever. The unbelievable generosity of a perfect stranger has enabled us to take a massive step towards achieving our goal & Thank You cannot cover how grateful we are to her & DARKOBI PUGS. We now just need to raise the money to get the training the puppy will need to be an assistance dog for Ashleigh so any help will be very much appreciated. Our massive thanks go to Shellie & to the people who are supporting us on our mission

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    • Neil Cruxon

      Neil Cruxon

      Sep 21, 2017

      Ashleigh is a very special and deserving person, my little dog has made so much difference to my life too❤️


    • Phil Bedford

      Phil Bedford

      Sep 14, 2017

      Ashleigh has been through hell and back again with her medical issues and has always been such an amazing and supportive friend. Hope you reach you goal soon.


    • Dave Sharman

      Dave Sharman

      Sep 11, 2017

      Please find my donation here


    • Daniel Fieldhouse

      Daniel Fieldhouse

      Sep 9, 2017


    • Michael O'Reilly

      Michael O'Reilly

      Sep 8, 2017

      I may donate a bit more towards the end of the month.


    • Anonymous


      Sep 8, 2017


    • Fiona Dilston

      Fiona Dilston

      Sep 7, 2017

      <3 to start you off

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    Christine Connell

    Christine Connell

    Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom

    I am Ashleigh's mum & care for her at home. She is not able to go out alone as the anxiety makes her condition much worse so I and her great friends take her out & about. An assistance dog would relieve the stress of this and hopefully give her more independence

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