From donating blood and visiting hospital wards to taking part in charity runs - ‘super-staffie’ Romeo’s amazing array of activities made him the top choice to win our Blue Cross Medal.
Five-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier cross Romeo impressed the judging panel with the huge range of good deeds he does to help both people and pets.
Not only is Romeo a qualified Pets as Therapy dog, visiting stroke patients or brightening the day for the residents of a local care home, he is also a regular canine blood donor for the Royal Veterinary College.
Romeo has donated without fail every three to four months for last two years, helping to save numerous doggie lives. And as if that weren’t enough, the hero hound even joins his owner Steph Hartley on runs, to help raise funds for charity.
I’m so proud of Romeo, he’s such a special and kind dog – it just seems to be built into him to take care of people. Romeo’s owner, Steph Hartley