When her son, Mitchell, was diagnosed with autism, Kath started looking into assistance dogs. Her research helped her to decide that an assistance dog wasn’t the right choice for their family, but that a well-trained pet dog could make a huge difference. Dogs for Good’s autism family dog workshops offered a great place to start.
Unlocking possibilities with a trusted companion
Kath, Mitchell & Maggie
From the very first few weeks in the family, Maggie the cocker spaniel astounded them all. Very quickly, she found her place as Mitchell’s friend and helper, even snugging on a favourite chair he hadn’t before felt comfortable sharing.
When Kath found the perfect match for Mitchell, a cocker spaniel puppy he named Maggie, the workshops helped Kath feel prepared and supported.
Mitchell has joint laxity and, prior to getting Maggie, he was very anxious about walking on different surfaces. He also struggled to interact with other children.
“Getting Maggie was definitely one of the best things I could ever have done for my family.”
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