Dude visited as a LuMinHoS volunteer for two years with his handler, Stephanie; sometimes her husband, Reg, came along.
He had his own badge from the Volunteer Services department, and Alice Olson made him a doggie scarf with our logo on it so everyone would know he was God’s dog!
For a while he had a special friend in an emergency unit… and his super keen doggie smeller helped save her life at one point as he knew something was wrong long before the medical equipment detected the nascent infection.
Unfortunately Dude’s effectiveness became a liability as others in ICU wanted him too, so infection control issues put an end to his critical care career.
He has moved onto looking after highly stressed university and college students. But we have wonderful reunions from time to time!