He’s the only Cottage By The Sea team member with a leave pass to lick the guests and has the key responsibility of bringing smiles to little faces.
Meet Webbie – a five year old Labrador who is very much still “a puppy at heart,” according to his new owners
The former show dog joined the crew recently with the brief of easing the anxiety of children taking part in their first stay away from home.
“Webbie was kindly donated to Cottage by the Sea and flew back to Victoria on his own a month ago,” said Cottage media spokesperson Lachlan Baulch.
“He has been employed as a companion dog to relieve some of the children’s anxiety and reservations about being on camp. He will also assist the kids in learning life skills such as nurturing, empathy and the responsibilities of having a pet.”
It is the latest adventure in Webbie’s short but colourful life.
He was born in Winchelsea and spent his early years as a show dog. Two years ago he made the move to Tasmania where he spent his time as a stud dog.
“Webbie has fitted right into Cottage life and the kids love him. He still loves nothing more than a walk on the beach and swims in the ocean with the kids and can’t get enough of all the love and attention. It’s only early days still, but Webbie has a very exciting life ahead at the Cottage and we’re ecstatic and proud to have him as part of the team,” Mr Baulch said.
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