Sponsor a puppy: Winnie

Sponsor hearing dog puppy winnie 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: Labrador
Colour: Black
Likes: Duvets, slippers, tummy rubs
Dislikes: Water bowls, stairgates

Sponsor Winnie: The comical cutie

Why is Winnie cute?

Because she loves pulling the duvet off the sofa and wrapping herself up in it, then falls asleep all hot and snuggly.

Because she likes having her plump puppy tummy rubbed.

Because she adores being cuddled and fussed over.

And, well, because she looks cute! She has a ridge along her nose that defines her little puppy face, and makes her look streamlined, like a high-speed train. You could even say she’s ‘Labradorable’.

So, what makes Winnie comical? Well, where do we begin?

She likes to steal slippers at any opportunity. She then tries to make her escape through the stairgate but unfortunately her bottom is too big, so she gets stuck halfway through and has to be rescued.

She runs around the house at top speed for no apparent reason. It’s like an on/off switch, no in-between. Around and around, up and down, to and fro. Talk about high-speed trains.

She tips her water bowl up and so the floor ends up soaked. She plays football, even though the ball is at least twice her size. She’s so funny!

Training progress: Great, and getting better

Due to Coronavirus, all her training is being done at home with Volunteer Puppy Trainer Liza. At first she was easily distracted. She wanted to steal shoes, get stuck in the stairgate, run around the house, tip up her water bowl, or play with a gigantic football instead. Since then? She’s fantastic, full of fun, but also able to focus. She’s already doing ‘sit’ and ‘wait’. So she’s a clever comical cutie!

Is Winnie more cute than comical? Or does being comical make her even more Labradorable? When will she stop getting her bottom stuck in the stairgate? And which deaf person will she help to leave loneliness behind and embrace life to the full? Sponsor Winnie 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.