One very special puppy has graduated from university thanks to her foster parent.
Megan Davies, aged 21, from Cardiff decided to volunteer as a puppy raiser for Guide Dogs Cymru while studying for a degree in Animal Health and Welfare.
Her guide dog puppy, Cariad, was able to come to classes with her, and (unsurprisingly!) was a huge hit with everyone.
What was volunteering with Guide Dogs like?
According to Megan, “I would recommend volunteering to other students – it’s a lot of fun and I’ve met so many amazing people. It’s given me a new perspective on life.
“It was a proud moment when I graduated and Cariad came up on stage with me. She got the biggest round of applause of the day.”
Megan graduated last year and is now working as a PA for a local guide dog owner. She also takes part in fundraising for her local Guide Dogs group.
At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.
Guide Dogs UK. Guide Dogs is here to help people with sight loss across the UK, live the life they choose. Support them here.
Four Paws UK. This charity is an animal welfare organisation, working globally to help animals in need. Learn more here.
RSPCA. This is the leading animal welfare charity in the UK, and they specialise in animal rescue & furthering the welfare cause for all animals. Find out more here.
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