Snowy visits ExxonMobil Australia
Staff at ExxonMobil’s head office were treated to a visit from the beautiful assistance dog Snowy. Following on from a recent Lunch and Learn session held by Assistance Dogs Australia (ADA), Snowy’s visit was a great opportunity for the team to see some of the skills these dogs possess and the remarkable job they do to support the people who need them.
Through the great work of employee resource group, ABLE, ExxonMobil Australia was introduced to ADA and has since sponsored the placement of an assistance dog called Vegemite in his permanent home and role.
Just like Snowy, Vegemite is fully trained and has now been placed as an Educational Assistance Dog, based at East Gippsland Special School. He supports children with special needs as they learn.
“After the informative Assistance Dogs Australia lunch and learn session last week, it was a pleasure to welcome Snowy to the Docklands office to showcase some of the unique skills these dogs have," said ABLE chair Renee Ellul.
ADA is a charity that provides accredited assistance dogs to children and adults living with disability. Their goal is to enhance the independence of people living with physical and mental disabilities (such as Autism and PTSD) through the provision of an assistance dog to support their mobility, sensory, access and social needs.
ABLE is dedicated to supporting employees dealing with disabilities and differences, ranging from physical disabilities to mental health.