I adopted Tuffy (a Tibetan Spaniel Cross) in 2015 from the Lost Dogs' Home. My 6 year old daughter named him 'Tuffy' because she thought he would have had to be tough to get through his time at the shelter. He was an extremely anxious little boy and would run away from other dogs and tremble and shake at loud noises. During his first few days of therapy dog training through Lead the Way he spent the whole time with his tail between his legs. Now he has overcome much of his anxiety and works with me as a therapy dog at Mullum Rd. Clinic helping children and their families. He has also been involved in outreach work with the public, such as at the Maroondah Festival, where he is pictured with my other rescue therapy dog Lily (Photo by Tayla Anne photography). He is a wonderful example of how we can all be resilient and overcome our difficulties to do great things. He recently featured in a promotional video for Mullum Rd. Clinic. Here is a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTbi8czOTS4.

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