On Thursday 13 July 2023, Maverick, a three-year old Border Terrier was delivered to his new recipient, Ann. Maverick had been previously placed but was returned to the training centre when his recipient had a change in circumstances. He completed a refresher course and has now taken on the role of the furry ears for another hard of hearing recipient. Australian Lions Hearing Dog trainers, worked with Ann for five days to settle Maverick in and to ensure that the dog met her needs. A twelve-week period of support follows Maverick’s delivery to assist both through the initial stages of their hopefully long partnership together.
In addition to Maverick the latest sponsored hearing dog for our club has just arrived. Born in early June, part of a litter of nine, a little girl puppy, an Australian Labradoodle almost ready for training. The club through additional sponsorship was given the right to name the puppy. Club members were engaged in friendly competition submitting a potential name, in accordance with a strict criterion. The winning name, Elsa, was announced at the club’s dinner meeting. Congratulations to Lion Caroline, who will receive a framed copy of Elsa’s birth certificate.