“It’s so far beyond imagination to get a dog who is so in tune with everybody and everything in the way that Piglet is,” said Animal Welfare Assistant Ellen Myring.
The caring Staffordshire bull terrier cross spent a little over a month at our Kimpton rehoming centre earlier this year and in that time – despite her own troubled past – helped 15 other dogs overcome their fears surrounding their own kind.
Her support was so outstanding – and unique – that she has now been made one of the first Blue Cross Ambassador Dogs, meaning she will go on to help many more dogs in our care.
The Ambassador Dog initiative is believed to be the first of its kind in the country, and gives canine support to dogs that are either unsure of their own species due to not socialising or afraid of people because of a lack of human kindness or interaction.
Stray dog Piglet’s past is a mystery, but within days of arriving at Blue Cross it was clear she was special.
“We could see she was affectionate and had a calming influence on everybody around her, as well as being fantastic within a kennel environment,” said Ellen.