The Sheffield-based charity Support Dogs is delighted to announce that one of their seizure alert dogs has won a top award in the Dogs Trust Honours 2012.
Ajay (Arthur) was adjudged to be top dog in the ’Dogged Devotion’ section, a category that recognises pet dogs that provide emotional or medical support to their owners by acting as canine lifelines.
The awards were made at the Headquarters of the Honourable Artillery Company in London and the celebrity judges included Deborah Meadon, Eamonn Holmes, Paul Ross and Ruth Lansford. Ajay was able to enjoy the occasion at an evening of doggy bliss, which included canine butlers and a doggy play zone.
Ajay lives in Kent but was trained by Sheffield-based charity Support Dogs. His family’s mother Tony has epilepsy and Ajay warns her before she has a seizure. But when Tony became blind he became her guide dog, without any special training. He also supported daughter Mimi when she needed heart surgery.
Ajay has now retired due to hip dysplasia but is casting a watchful over Tony's new working dog Hetty, who was also trained by Support Dogs.