ABILITY Dogs 4 Young People has welcomed three new recruits for training through their doors.

Trevor, a chocolate Labrador, was the first of the three to arrive, arriving at the charity in March.

He was named by the Isle of Wight's TVR club and is related to Mason, an ability dog who helps Lottie.

Black Labrador Bonnie arrived just over a month later. She is related to Pickle, who helps Kate with practical tasks, and Shadow, who is a diabetic alert dog for Libby.

The most recent arrival, earlier this month, was Dylan, a red Labrador named in honour of Isle of Wight festival hero Bob Dylan.

The dogs will be carrying on the work the Shanklin-based charity has done on the Island since it was established in 2012.

The Queens Award-winning charity trains the dogs to not only help with practical tasks, but also to help young people's self-esteem, self-confidence and all round well-being, allowing them to move further in their lives without relying on their full-time carers.

Over the next two years, Trevor, Bonnie and Dylan will be trained in how to pick up items, open and close doors and much more.

There will be a chance to meet the pups at an Ability Dogs 4 Young People open day, at the Isle of Wight Airport, Sandown, on Saturday, June 2, 10am to 4pm.

For more information, visit www.abilitydogs4yp.org.uk

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