Prepare to have your heartstrings tugged and your faith in humanity restored because this story will leave you in awe. It starts with Asher, a rescue dog with a troubled past that would make anyone’s heartache. Passed from home to home, Asher experienced untold trauma along the way. But the video below shows how Asher’s story transforms from tragedy to triumph.
When Claire Guest rescued Asher, it was clear to her the spaniel had a traumatic past. He had been rehomed many times unsuccessfully and used to run away. His experiences left him crying in fear and resulted in many behavioral issues. But Claire didn’t give up on him.
Through training and patience, Asher has become a member of the Medical Detection Dogs charity where Claire works. And Asher is now an incredible Bio Detection Dog who uses his nose to smell human disease. Dogs can help researchers and doctors diagnose people in a way that can be done rapidly and non-invasively.
Remarkably, Asher was the first dog to identify that COVID-19 had a distinct odor for researchers. Without a doubt, Asher’s work is life-saving. Claire and Asher make such a dynamic duo that the UK’s Kennel Club has nominated them in the Rescue Dog Hero category for 2023. Claire says that Asher is already a hero in her eyes, and she fully anticipates that he will continue to save lives for many years.
The video below shows the transformation from a scared and traumatized dog to a life-saving hero. It’s a touching story that shows the power of love, patience, and training.
As you watch the video, you’ll see Asher’s tail wagging as he goes to work, knowing he’s making a difference in the world. It’s impossible not to feel emotional as you witness his incredible transformation.
If you’re like us, you’ll be left feeling inspired by Asher’s story. You’ll want to share it with everyone you know because we all need a reminder that there is always hope for a better tomorrow, no matter how hard life can be.
Share the video of Asher and pin it for future inspiration; the world needs more stories of love, hope, and determination.