Olivia ward, 10, from Grays loves her 9 month old dog Poppy “to bits”

Olivia has autism and Labrador Poppy is her support dog who knows when Olivia is stressed and is her constant companion Mum Claire said “life is do different for us with Poppy in our lives, she just knows what Olivia needs and can even tell when Olivia is verging on but of a meltdown.”

At All About Dogs in Brentwood on Sunday Poppy won “Best Child Handler Award” from the Muffin Pug Rescue Charity Olivia said “I’m very happy because I love Poppy to bits”