29 March 2018
Much loved dog wins national pet award
A much-loved dog from North Shields in Tyne and Wear has won a national award for being an excellent pet.
A golden Labrador named Pippa, who lives at Anchor’s St Aidans House with her owner John and Joan hall, was nominated by Scheme manager, Helen Dickie, for being a loving and faithful companion to the couple.
Almost 200 nominations were sent in for the Happy Living Awards run by Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit care and housing provider. The awards were launched in August with six categories: Green Fingered Customer, Best Neighbour, Extraordinary Talent, Grandparent of the Year, Community Champion and Best Pet.
Mr and Mrs Hall, who has lived at St Aidans house for 5 years, said: “I can’t believe that our dog Pippa won, out of all of those other pets, it’s fantastic.
“Without her in our lives I have no idea where we would be. She brings us so much joy and an amazing little companion. She’s now won an award. I am thrilled.”
Scheme Manager Helen added: “Pippa is a lovely golden Labrador, who loves everybody she passes by. She brings so much enjoy to everyone at St Aidans House.”