This case came about when OSF had a stand at a GP open morning to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS. This elderly lady had recently suffered the bereavement of both her husband and her son. Her lack of mobility meant that she used a mobility scooter. She lost her own dog in 1991, and she was very keen to have a small dog to keep her company.
On assessment it was obvious that this lady would benefit from some AAA to alleviate her loneliness whilst looking for a dog. Coincidentally, OSF knew of a little dog needing to be re-homed urgently from another client and fast tracked this lady so that she could have the advantage of animal companionship as swiftly as possible. The little Yorkshire Terrier was collected and delivered to her with bed, food (supplied by previous owner) dog bowls and Pet Remedy to help her settle in.
Our client was so delighted with what turned out to be an excellent match. OSF managed to deliver the dog within 3 days of the assessment. She feels she has company now, he is good with her visitors and her neighbour’s son walks the dog for her. She absolutely adores the dog and he makes her feel she has a friend and he guards the house for her. She said that she couldn’t have asked for a better choice of dog.
“Our Special Friends have been most helpful in finding my little dog and were very careful to ensure he was going to a good home. He is an absolute treasure and has given me a new lease of life after losing both my husband and only son in the last 6 months. I think this is a splendid charity and are providing an excellent service to elderly and such people with their beautiful petting dogs”.