Amazing Belinda and her Disability Assist Dog Finn in the Auckland Marathon!

Amazing Belinda and her Disability Assist Dog Finn in the Auckland Marathon!

Some of you may remember the touching story about an amazing lady Belinda who suffers from epilepsy and a head injury and is “looked after” by her disability assist dog Finn who had a rough start as a pup.

Finn, featured on the Purina Pound Pups to Dog Stars showcasing his rough start when he was rescued as a puppy from being drowned. Unfortunately, some of his litter-mates died but Finn grew into a healthy pup and was a match for Belinda who had tragically lost her incredible canine companion and life-line Tana.

Sadly, Finn had anxiety issues because of his traumatic experiences and Belinda has worked hard to help him overcome this and they are now well on track and are an inspiration with what they do helping to make the world a better place; Finn makes regular visits to patients at a brain injury rehabilitation therapy unit, and at Middlemore Hospital and is also participating in a programme with at-risk youths. With all of life’s challenges, Belinda still manages to do fantastic work running Perfect Partners Assistance Dogs Trust. Read more on http://www.ppadt.org.nz/

The pair have come a long way and have recently completed an event at the Auckland Marathon! Finn was the only assistance dog to enter the Auckland marathon – and has now paved the way for assistance dogs to be part of this event in the future. Well done Belinda and Finn!