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Susan’s Crufts hope for Lady

Screen Shot 2016-02-02 at 11.32.48A PEMBROKESHIRE dog lover admits making the final in the Kennel Club’s Eukanuba Friends for Life competition at Crufts 2016 would be the icing on the cake after nominating her special pooch for a spot in the prestigious contest. 

Susan Cooper has put forward her Carpathian/Husky cross Lady who she rescued from one of the notorious Romanian dog shelters in April 2015.

The Kennel Club’s Eukanuba Friends for Life competition celebrates heart-warming stories of friendship in adversity, where dogs have truly earned the title of man’s best friend, through bravery, support or companionship.

The bond has proved to be a two-way relationship too with Susan, of Old Granary, having trained Lady to be a fully fledged therapy dog.

Such has been the turnaround for Lady, she now is trained to assist bed-ridden residents and the 56-year-old admits it is the highlight of their week.

“I rescued her from what can only be described as a Romanian kill shelter; they kill dogs in the most dreadful way,” she said.

“She needed a chance and so this is why I decided to rescue her before she was attacked.

“She does everything and anything I ask from her.

“It is really quite a story how far she has come. She could have been dead in Romania but she has come on leaps and bounds.

“She is the most wonderful dog and a wonderful companion. She does agility training now and is doing really well.

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“I’d love for her to make the final or even win. What this dog has done for the community is amazing. Crufts is just the top when it comes to the dog world. It would be a dream come true.”

Susan and Lady will be hoping for another trip out for the Kennel Club’s Eukanuba Friends for Life showpiece on Sunday March 13 at Birmingham’s NEC.

Crufts, run by the Kennel Club, is a unique celebration of happy, healthy dogs and will this year be celebrating its 125th anniversary.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club spokesperson, said: “Susan and Lady are thoroughly deserving of this nomination and the Kennel Club wishes them luck in the Eukanuba Friends for Life competition.

“We have been honoured to hear about the hundreds of dogs throughout the UK who are making a profound difference to people’s lives.

“Crufts is the world’s best known dog stage and encourage anybody who thinks that their dog’s loyalty, friendship or bravery has made a difference to their life, or the lives of others, to get in touch. Each and every one of the finalists has helped to change and save lives in their own unique and special way.”