Sponsor a puppy: Arya

Sponsor hearing dog puppy Arya for just £3 a month and you’ll receive a fantastic welcome pack, four printed updates of her journey, and exclusive updates in our Puppy Pen blog.

Gender: Female
Breed: Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel / Poodle cross)
Colour: Sable

Sponsor Arya: Smart, strong and sleepy

Arya is almost – but not quite – exactly like her Game of Thrones namesake.

If you haven’t seen Game of Thrones, then first of all, we can tell you that the character Arya has a strong will. So does our Arya! Even though she’s a tiny Cockapoo pup, she’s already holding her own in puppy class alongside four Labradors. That’s right, our little Arya might be small of stature, but she has more than enough confidence to go round.

She’s also smart – really smart. So smart in fact, that she recently removed all the doorstops at a craft fayre, closing the doors on the people attending. Fortunately, while she thought it was her bid to establish her own dominion, they all thought it was hilarious.

So she’s smart, independent and strong. But then she goes and ruins it all by falling asleep!

Liz, the volunteer who looks after her, explains: “She loves taking all her toys outside one by one, and then falls asleep among them. She just drops anywhere – awake one minute and asleep the next. She especially likes to snooze under the conservatory chairs.”

Believe us, there’s never been a Game of Thrones episode in which Arya fell asleep in a conservatory. So, as well as being ambitious, strong-willed and alert, this cuddly little Cockapoo is cute, cuddly, soft and sleepy.

Training progress: Forging her own destiny

Headstrong Arya is doing so well in puppy class. As well as holding her own against the Labradors, she’s showing that she’s smart enough to learn something straight away. Sit, stay, wait, it’s all coming along really nicely. She’s so confident, forging her own destiny, growing up to be a wonderful hearing dog for a deaf person who needs to reconnect with life.

Which way will Arya go – keen and confident, or sleepy and snuggly? Will her strong, independent streak help her achieve her destiny as a hearing dog? Will she always love stealing doorstops? And which deaf person will she eventually help to reconnect with life? Sponsor Arya today and find out!


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What we'll send you

£3 Sponsorship welcome pack

Donate £3 a month and receive a welcome pack including a sponsorship certificate, three postcards of your puppy and other goodies plus regular photo-updates on your puppy’s progress through their training.

£5 Sponsorship welcome pack medium

Donate £5 a month and you'll also receive a cute cuddly toy dog in a smart Hearing Dogs jacket, and a notepad.

£10 Sponsorship welcome pack premium

Donate £10 a month and you'll also receive a beautiful framed photo of your puppy.


Call 01844 348100 to sponsor by phone. Our phoneline is available between 9am–5pm Mon–Fri.