Tag Archives: London

We’re heading to London! (But how to take the dog?)

When journalist Danny Hakim was transferred from upstate New York to London, the most important issue was how to get Harley, the family’s Golden Retriever, there.

Photo by Luke Wolagiewicz for the New York Times
Photo by Luke Wolagiewicz for the New York Times

I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did.  Read it here.

How did your family cope with relocating with dogs?  Get in touch.

Guide Dog of the Year 2012 (UK)

Congratulations to John Tovey and his guide dog, Dez, who not only won the Guide Dog of the Year  award but also a Life Changing Award on 19th July at the Specsavers Guide Dog of the Year Awards in London.

John is only 44 and lost his eyesight two years ago to diabetes.  In going blind, John also lost the ability to do his job as a fitter (he’d worked on projects like the Channel Tunnel).    Enter Dez, a Black Labrador…

‘I just fell in love,’ says John.

Now Dez wakes him up every morning at 7:30 wanting to be fed.  And John has quality of life again.

Read more about John’s story in this BBC News article.

Dogs celebrate Easter in London

We all know that the Royal Wedding is coming up next week.  However, London dogs got a chance to celebrate a week early with their very own Easter party.

8,000 plastic eggs were hidden for dogs to find; each contained a dog treat and a prize ticket.

This event was organised as a fundraiser for National Service Dogs, where there is a two-year waiting list for dogs that help autistic children.

Scroll through the day’s photos here.

Read the full story here.