Charity shop Resurrection Furniture has presented Alton-based Dogs for Autism with £1,000.

Dogs for Autism’s aim is to train and provide free assistance dogs to autistic people of any age who will benefit significantly.

A spokesperson for Resurrection Furniture said: “We had the great pleasure to meet Emma and Buzzy. The lovely Buzzy is just coming up to his second birthday, and next week he will be going to a new home where he will help a little boy.”

Buzzy has gone through a significant amount of training. He joined Emma and her family when he was eight weeks old. Emma was his puppy parent for stage one training. He then left her for stage two training.

Buzzy was in training during the day, and would go back to his bed-and-breakfast home in the evening, always having weekends off to relax and prepare for the following week.

The spokesperson added: “Buzzy has now finished his training and passed with flying colours. Next week he will go to his new home. His family have a little boy who has autism and Buzzy will be his new companion.

“From the short time that we spent with Buzzy, I’m sure he will be very much loved and a great help and asset in his new home. Good luck Buzzy in your new home, from all at Resurrection Furniture.”

Resurrection Furniture is a dog-friendly shop and - always checking with owners that treats are allowed first - there is always a biscuit for canine visitors.