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Tribute to Elliot

Lynda Biffin's Kindness Dog

Top right, bottom right: Elliot working and practicing safety.

Elliot was born on September 4, 2009 and was a labradoodle.

Elliot was a beautiful dog in body, mind and spirit. He had a very sensitive soul. He loved to be with people, even more than with other dogs. He loved to be petted, walked and played with. He always greeted anyone at the door with a toy in his mouth. He didn't want to give it to you, but wanted to let you know that he had one.

On April 12th, 2014, Elliot graduated as a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog. His friendly, laid back nature made him the perfect candidate to visit nursing homes and interact with the residents and staff. He was so welcomed as he would walk about and visit there. Elliot also attended concerts, festivals and fundraising events for the T-dog unit. Elliot was a natural fit for this position. Elliot won 2 awards for his contribution of 300 hours as a Therapy Dog for St. John Ambulance. Later that year Elliot joined the Kindness Foundation. He was a Kindness Dog!

Elliot and I went into schools and taught the children, from Kindergarten to grade eight, about the importance of showing kindness and respect for all animals and also to each other. Over his short career Elliot impacted over 6000 children. In the beginning, some children were a bit intimidated by his size, but were in love with and petting him at the end of the lesson.

He was our gentle giant, always kind, always friendly, always a good boy. He was always there when I needed a hug. I loved those hugs.


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