On the 25th of March, our beloved Cocker Spaniel, Betty, gave birth to seven beautiful puppies.
Betty was a natural mother right from the start, falling in love with her newborns the moment they came out into the world. She was there to meet all of their needs, from nourishment to playtime.
The puppies are now moving around, exploring the grounds of the breeding centre before moving onto the outside patio and the puppy yard. Betty is also there with them, eager to guide and teach them how to interact with the world.
Introducing Cas from Betty’s Litter!
This adorable one will be training in the Hearing Assistance Dog program and is being sponsored by the Lions Club of Darwin Casuarina.
She loves belly rubs and absolutely adores attention!
Next is Chester! This puppy is mature and cool, like a cucumber.
He will be part of the Medical Alert Program and is being sponsored by the Lions Club of Battunga Country.
Chester will start his puppy training soon, where he will navigate the world of scent training!
This adorable boy may look shy, but he’s a bundle of love! He loves playing in the fields and cuddling in your arms!
Like his big brother, Chester, Clive will be part of the Medical Alert Dog Program and will be part of the scent training world soon.
He is sponsored by the Lions Club of Rochedale Springwood.
This sweet boy is supported by Hahndorf Lions.
Did you know the word coda has lots of different meanings that are an appropriate name for a pup in training. In Italian, it means ‘tail’ and it is also an acronym meaning ‘Child Of Deaf Adult’.
We are all so excited to see Coda become a wonderful Hearing Assistance Dog.
Look at how cute his little white nose and chin are!
Dunsy, being the big brother of the litter, is the most confident one of them all.
He will also be going into the Hearing Assistance Dog Program and we just know he will smash every task that comes his way.
Dunsy is sponsored by the Dunsborough Lions Club.
The next little girl we have up in Leah!
She just adores playing with her siblings and tackling one another onto the ground!
Leah will follow her brothers, Chester and Clive, in joining the Medical Alert Program and learning the works of becoming a Diabetic Alert Dog
Her wonderful sponsors throughout her journey are the Lions Club of Tailem Bend.
Lastly, cute little Ziva.
Ziva is the smallest of her siblings and is an absolute gem. Just look at those puppy dog eyes!
She is the last of the litter to join the Medical Alert Program and we just know she will become an amazing Diabetic Alert Dog.
You can follow more on Betty’s puppies and their journey to becoming Assistance Dogs by signing up for our quarterly newsletters. Alternatively, you can sponsor these puppies and get monthly updates on their journey as they grow and interact with the world!
By supporting Betty’s puppies, you are also supporting Australian Lions Hearing Dogs and helping us deliver Assistance Dogs to Australians in need.