Working from Home Star - Scout
Scout has been by his owner Tracey’s side throughout lockdown, providing companionship, love, and a non-judgmental ear. He’s given Tracey structure and a daily routine to keep her motivated.
Tracey told us: “We’d normally be participating in outdoor fundraising events throughout the year, which includes an annual dog show; however, this year we decided to hold a virtual show online.”
The virtual show was organised by Tracey and Scout in their free time and featured several different categories including golden oldie, pretty girls, and handsome boys. They charged a small entry fee per submission and dog owners were invited to upload their photos for each category. They were able to raise an incredible £500, with 100% of the proceeds being donated to East Midlands Dog Rescue, whilst having lots of fun along the way.
Following this incredible achievement whilst being at home, Tracey told us the highlight of lockdown was being able to watch Scout on BBC1. Tracey said: “We were lucky enough to film an episode for Home is Where the Art is, which focused on Scout and the positive effects of owning a rescue dog before lockdown.”
She then went on to tell us: “We know that on a local level so many people enjoyed watching the episode and throughout lockdown strangers would shout over to us during our daily walks for weeks after, saying they had seen Scout on TV.”
Scout may have become a TV star during lockdown, but he’s stayed humble and puts a smile on Tracey’s face every single day with his optimism and quirky nature. To Scout, every day is the best day ever and exploring new places and getting lots of walks throughout lockdown has made their bond even stronger.
If you think Scout deserves to win the Working from Home category, putting him in the running for the title of Autarky Hardest Working Dog 2021, then make sure to cast your vote here.