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Hounds for Heroes update: Assistance dog bunker enters advanced training

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At Petplan we are extremely proud of our work with Hounds for Heroes – and we love catching up with them to hear all about the great work they do by providing specially trained assistance dogs to disabled men and women of the UK armed forces and emergency services.

For the past year we’ve been following the progress of Bunker – one of their trainee assistance dogs – as he gets ready to become fully qualified and make a big difference to someone’s life.

However, things haven’t been going quite to plan over the past couple of months, as Hounds for Heroes founder, Allen Parton, explains…

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Hounds for Heroes assistance dogs takeover Petplan!

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Hounds for Heroes does amazing work providing specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women of both the UK Armed Forces and the Emergency Services.

But don’t just take our word for it – see what EJ, a Hounds for Heroes assistance dog, has to say…

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The latest news from Bunker

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Since we last heard from Hounds for Heroes ‘puppy parent’, Grace Brandon, trainee assistance dog Bunker has started his advanced training. Here, Grace gives us an update on Bunker’s good work, and his growing popularity.

‘Since Bunker started his advanced training, he has been the centre of attention – mainly due to his affectionate nature and tendency to ‘fall over’ for a belly rub while being stroked!

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Hounds for Heroes: Bunker update

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With the help of ‘puppy parents’, the Hounds for Heroes charity trains dogs to assist former armed forces members and emergency service workers injured in the line of duty. Here, Grace Brandon tells us how her cadet pup, Bunker, has been getting on since we last heard from the pair in September.

‘Bunker is now nine months old and has grown into a slim, handsome dog.

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Meet Hounds for Heroes ‘puppy parent’ Grace

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With the help of ‘puppy parents’, the Hounds for Heroes charity trains dogs to assist former armed forces members and emergency service workers injured in the line of duty. Here, volunteer Grace Brandon talks about training cadet pup Bunker.

‘When I was accepted to be a puppy parent, I was very excited and could hardly wait for the puppy to arrive. I went to the local charity shops to buy bedding and lots of soft toys and picked up all the necessary equipment from the Hounds for Heroes centre – all I needed was the pup!

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Meet the amazing Hounds for Heroes

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Allen Parton and Endal Junior

Hounds for Heroes is a fantastic new charity that places highly capable assistance dogs with injured personnel from the armed forces and civilian emergency services. We meet founder Allen Parton to hear his story. From the PetPeople magazine archive.

The life of Allen Parton, a former chief petty officer in the Royal Navy, changed in an instant when he was serving in the 1991 Gulf War. He suffered head injuries so severe that he remembered nothing of his wife and children and little of his past life; he was left partially paralysed and dependent on a wheelchair. Traumatised, amnesiac and unable to perform the most mundane tasks, Allen twice attempted suicide before a chance encounter with Endal, a remarkable Labrador Retriever, who helped him to adjust and cope with life.

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