Sponsor hearing dog puppy Rico from just £3 a month and you’ll receive a fantastic welcome pack, four printed
updates of his journey, and exclusive updates in our Puppy Pen blog.
Breed: Cocker Spaniel
Likes: Plant pots, tufts of grass
Dislikes: Waiting for dinner
Sponsor Rico: The cuddle monster
Who sits by his food cupboard thirty minutes before feeding time with his bottom rooted to the spot? Who runs off
with the napkins from people’s laps at dinner? Who loves playing by tossing plastic plant pots and tufts of grass
joyfully into the air?
Rico, of course!
He’s a puppy of many talents. He can ‘help’ empty the washing machine, and bags of shopping. He can explore the
furniture, especially the top of the sofa by walking along it. And, after being such a busybody, he can even stretch
out in front of the fire, or on his back on the beanbag. He’s really good at that.
Or, he can curl up on your lap. Actually, your lap is perfect for him. Yes, we do mean yours! Anybody’s, in fact.
He’s happy a lot of the time, but he’s happiest having cuddles, curled up on a nice warm lap. In our eyes, that
makes Rico a cuddle monster – one who will also love cuddles from his eventual deaf recipient, changing their lives
by being their loyal, furry friend and helping them to leave loneliness behind.
Training progress: Indoors, outdoors, anything for a treat
Rico is learning quickly. He’s already learned to sit patiently before being let through the door, and then, having
gone through, sit patiently on the other side. In fact, he loves going through doors because he gets treats for
doing this! With new sights and sounds he’s cautious at first, but in a good way: it doesn’t take long before his
curiosity takes control.
What is it about washing machines that Rico loves so much? What will he do when he grows too
large for laps? Will he always be a cuddle monster? And which deaf person will he help to reconnect with life?
Sponsor Rico today and find out!