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 Denise, from Staffordshire

When Denise was born with Spina Bifida, her parents were told that I would not live more than two weeks. Having canine partner Murray by her side means Denise has more confidence, ‘good company’, and a reason to smile.… read more

Posted 1 month ago in the Our partnerships category

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Meet Katy, from the West Midlands

A few hours after Katy was born she was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Her canine partner Folly’s ‘infectious zest for life’ ensures that Katy’s dream of living independently is a reality.… read more

Posted 2 months ago in the Our partnerships category

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Meet Lauren, from Tyne and Wear

In 2011 Lauren was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a degenerative condition affecting the immune system. Devastated at losing her mobility and independence, Lauren’s determination to rebuild her life became possible when she met canine partner Fliss.… read more

Posted 4 months ago in the Our partnerships category

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