Izzy wins Hero Pet of the Year 2012

Tuesday 22nd May, 2012 by Claire Lodge.


A delightful small terrier cross has been named Hero Pet of the Year after she saved the life of her diabetic owner – TWICE.

Eleven year old Izzy rescued her owner David Robinson, who has type 1 diabetes, by alerting his wife, Julie, that he was semi-unconscious after suffering what is believed to have been a sudden hypoglycaemic attack.

Said Julie: “She refused point blank to go for her usual walk. Instead she kept whining and scratching at the bathroom door.”

When Julie forced her way in she saw David on the bathroom floor with severe diabetic complications.

It is not the first time that Izzy has been busy in the life-saving department. Last year she raised the alarm when David suffered an attack in his sleep.

Dave and Izzy

David Robinson, with Izzy, Hero Pet of the Year 2012

What makes it all the more remarkable is that the adorable pet has never been trained to detect the tell-tale signs of a diabetic episode. Having made a full recovery from the latest scare, the Sheffield couple are now enjoying having a medal winner in the house.

The loveable pooch was named Hero Pet of the Year at the Annual Dogs Trust Honours in London. Well done Izzy!