Pet of the Week: The pooch who helped Hatfield autistic boy’s confidence

Luna Lou. Picture: Sasha Monk.

Luna Lou. Picture: Sasha Monk.


This week’s Pet of the Week is a puppy who has helped a Hatfield autistic boy’s confidence blossom as they become best friends.

Luna Lou. Picture: Sasha Monk.Luna Lou. Picture: Sasha Monk.

Meet eight-week-old Luna Lou, who lives in Hatfield with Sasha Monk and her two children, Hayden, eight, and Phoebe, two.

The family got the Blue Staffy to help Hayden, who has autism, with his confidence.

Sasha said: “We’ve only had her a couple of days and already she has made the children so happy.

“Luna Lou and Hayden are best friends and he has been so much more chilled out since she came into our lives.”

Luna Lou. Picture: Sasha Monk.Luna Lou. Picture: Sasha Monk.

The puppy follows the children around and the three constantly play together, even teaching the pup to play ‘it’.

Sasha added: “She is the perfect example of how great dogs are for families and children.”

If you have an adorable pet, send photos and a description to petoftheweek@

Please include where you live in Welwyn Hatfield or Potters Bar and your phone number so we can let you know if your pet is crowned.

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