They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but this incredibly gifted dog would beg to differ. Griffin, the adorable golden retriever cross, will do anything for disabled owner Clare Syversten – including getting her dressed, loading the washing machine – and even flushing the toilet.
Clare, 26 from Northolt, Middlesex suffers from the degenerative bone condition Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, which can mean the slightest movement causes her joints to dislocate, but her adorable canine companion is always there to pick up anything she drops.
While out and about, Griffin presses the buttons at road crossings, puts Clare’s fruit and veg into separate bags, grabs items on low shelves that Clare can’t reach, and hands her purse over to the cashier when paying for shopping.
Griffen really is so much more than a service dog. I was genuinely surprised at all he is able to do to help his mom. Don’t miss this extraordinary dog and his mom, and their lovely story, in the video below.