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Charlie the dog for Tadhg

€2,735 of €2,500 goal

Raised by 83 people in 8 months
Created April 26, 2018
This campaign is for my 10 year old grandson Tadhg. The money raised will go directly towards buying a dog and paying an expert to train the dog as an assistance dog for Tadhg who is a wheelchair user. It will also cover everything the dog needs, bedding, kennel, bowls etc. 

The following is a short message from Tadhg to explain his needs:

'My name is Tadhg Murphy. I'm 10 years old. I'm a wheelchair user and I have a syndrome called Arthtrogryposis. When I was 6 years old I had to get my legs amputated. I was in hospital for a month after I got my legs amputated. I remember having phantom pains in my toes, but my toes weren't there anymore. Sometimes I need help as I can't do a lot for myself. I would love to have my very own assistance dog to help me with things like opening doors, getting my school bag, getting dressed, and to get help for me if I fall out of my wheelchair. I would name my dog Charlie and I would love him or her to be a golden retriever. Charlie would change my life forever in a great way. '

It will mean the world to Tadhg to have his very own assistance dog, he will have more independence than he's ever had. He will also have a companion. His life will change for the better.
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Update 4
Posted by Dusk S. N'm
4 months ago
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Hi everyone! So, Charlie the beautiful Golden Retriever proved to be impossible to train. She was way too timid, unfortunately we had to take her back. We then got a German Shepard but he didn’t work out either as he was a bit too aggressive to have around children. We’ve been searching since and been let down once and a few other we didn’t get in time. Today we finally got the dog we need! A beautiful 9 week old male Golden Retriever. Now back to training! Thanks everyone again for making this happen for Tadhg.
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Update 3
Posted by Dusk S. N'm
8 months ago
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Hi all! I’ve been holding back on updating because we have had a difficult time finding a suitable trainer, and then a tough time finding a suitable dog.

Soon after we set up our GoFund page, and after a lot of searching and let downs, we met with a trainer who was willing to help. He recommended getting a dog who was over four months. The reason for this is because he can judge the dogs character more when they are through the crazy puppy stage.

Yesterday we travelled to Cavan and met a beautiful 8 month old Golden Retriever. We agreed with the breeder that if she wasn’t suitable then we could take her back after a few days and get refunded.
We bought her and took her to meet Tadhg.
They adored each other straight away! So we just had to meet our trainer again with the dog to check if she was suitable to train for Tadhg’s needs.

Today we met with our trainer for the second time. Today he told us that we had found Charlie!

So the journey of training begins Thursday morning. We have vet check, grooming and all accessories, collar, harness, tags, microchip, food, bowls etc., covered due to you all being so kind. The remaining money will go to training.

Tadhg is absolutely thrilled with his new companion.

We will keep you updated on their progress.

For now I wanna say thank you so much to you all for making this dream come through for Tadhg. It’s amazing what we can accomplish working together ❤️ much love from Tadhg and Charlie!
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Update 2
Posted by Dusk S. N'm
8 months ago
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Today we met the man who will be training Tadhg’s dog, Charlie. He is a wonderful man and very enthusiastic about his job as a dog trainer. We’re looking forward to working with him. Tadhg is very excited! He sends a huge thank you to everyone ❤️
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Update 1
Posted by Dusk S. N'm
8 months ago
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Hi everyone! Thank you so much to all of you who have donated and shared so far. We’ve hit the €1000 mark already in less than 24 hours. Tadhg is sooooo excited! We are booking a consultation with a dog trainer today. I’ll keep you all posted as we progress. A huge thank you from a very happy Tadhg Much love!
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€2,735 of €2,500 goal

Raised by 83 people in 8 months
Created April 26, 2018
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