Since the lockdown began, a total of 3.2 million households in the UK have acquired a pet and we are part of that too. Last year October, we were fortunate to get a match with the Guide Dog buddy dog programme and Mabel has since brought bring so much joy to our home.
There are a few things that I did not really anticipate, especially as I nor my husband have ever owned a large dog! I always grew up with small dogs as we were raised in a high rise flat. Considering the small space we were living in, it was just not right to own a medium/large dog.