We normally name our litters alphabetically and avoid people’s names but COVID times has us all doing things a little differently. So instead of our normal, Dogs for Kids came up with a research and homework project for all those kids being schooled at home and asked them to submit names for our seven pups in recognition of people who had played an important role in a pandemic or changed/influenced the outcome of a past pandemic. Thank you to everyone who suggested named around past pandemics, nurses, doctors and scientists so let us introduce our ‘winning’ names and who they are honouring.

Floss, named after Florence Nightingale, one of the founders of modern nursing.
Louis, named after Louis Pasteur, a French biologist, microbiologist and chemist.
Jenner, named after Edward Jennner who discovered the vaccine for smallpox.
Snow, named after John Snow, a physician and leader in medical hygiene.
June, named after June Almeida, the virologist who identified the first human coronavirus.
Red, named after the Red Cross, an organisation that throughout history has provided medical care and support in so many ways.

And then there’s Bach, who breaks with our ‘pandemic’ theme because he’s a sponsored pup and his name was perfectly chosen by his sponsors, Southern Peninsula Removals and Storage. We are so grateful for your support.

We can’t wait to follow these seven new additions as they make their way through the program and potentially grow to change a child’s life in so many wonderful ways.

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