For five-year-old Reilly Paterson, his Ihasa apso maltese cross, Harry, is more than just a friend.
Harry is a certified assistance dog that has become the key to unlocking the world for Reilly who suffers from autism, improving his ability to communicate, read emotions, play with his peers and interact with his parents.
Reilly’s mother, Linda claimed he’s come a long way since Harry was introduced to the family. She says “Harry is a speech therapy tool and also a social tool – especially with other children who are always attracted to dogs, so his peer socialising is getting really good.”
Harry is one of the first certified assistance dogs to be recognised under new laws.
We wish Harry & Reilly all the happiness in the world and we think Harry looks just spiffy in his Alpinist ROGZ lead.