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Posted in Latest News on 03 July 2019

Introducing Wren - our sponsored assistance dog

Wren was born in December 2017 and is currently in formal training to become an assistance dog with Assistance Dogs New Zealand Trust (ADNZ).  Watch this space for updates on Wren's progress.

The ADNZ Trust was founded in 2008 by Julie and Rick Hancox after Julie left the field of a prominent service dog organisation.  During her career in this field, she came across people that had various disabilities that did not receive the same access to service dogs.  There was nowhere for people with disabilities such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Diabetes to go to obtain a dog to assist with their disability with legal public access rights.  After being introduced to families bringing in dogs from the US to assist their
children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Julie took on the challenge of creating an organisation in New Zealand to cater for this gap of service in our community.

Veron are proud to continue our support of the important and much-needed service the team at ADNZ Trust provide.

If you would like to sponsor a puppy of your own or maybe you are able to help care for and raise a puppy via the Puppy Development Programme, get in touch with ADNZ Trust to find out how:  https://assistancedogstrust.org.nz/

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