How a canine partner can transform your life

Our canine partners are trained to deal with all types of situations, from everyday chores to emergencies. If you are living with a physical disability which can make things difficult or painful, our specially trained dogs are there to help with physical tasks and make life easier.

As well as offering a helping hand (or should we say paw), our dogs give the priceless benefit of companionship, unconditional love and affection – invaluable when you are in a position of need or vulnerability.

See how we helped transform Lorna’s life with canine partner Eli

Contributing to independence

Canine partners are trained in a variety of emergency responses and are ready to assist whenever needed. They can activate an alarm, retrieve a mobile phone and fetch help if required – a huge confidence boost for a partner. Knowing a dog is on hand at all times also brings great peace of mind to family and friends. A canine partner truly has the ability to make the difference between independence or reliance on a human carer.

Psychological and social benefits

To care for and manage a canine partner involves being responsible for daily exercise, feeding, grooming and playing. This increased activity will not only help you to maintain muscular strength and joint mobility, but it can also encourage a sense of achievement.

You’ll also get an increased amount of social interaction. When you’re out and about, people will want to come over and meet your canine partner. Your amazing dog is a catalyst for conversation and a great way to meet new people – all good for your self-confidence.

From our blog…

Meet Rebecca and Gregg

My name is Rebecca, I’m 27 years old and I have Cerebral Palsy. I’m a full time wheelchair user and my disability affects the use of all of my limbs, which means I need a high level of personal care with day-to-day tasks. My attitude is that my disability is part of me and I’m … read more

Posted 2 months ago in the Impact series, Our partnerships categories

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Meet Aimee and Jordan

My name is Aimee and I have Cerebral Palsy. It affects my mobility in my legs and the right side of body. I was born 11 weeks early at 29 weeks, weighing a tiny 2.11 lbs. My disability is mainly physical but my life became very isolated and lonely. I went to college but found … read more

Posted 5 months ago in the Impact series, Our partnerships categories

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