Facts and Figures

Our latest figures – July 2023

  • We have over 345 working partnerships across the UK.
  • We have created a total of 950 partnerships since we were founded in 1990.
  • We currently have 93 applicants on our waiting list.
    Read more about applying for a canine partner here.
  • We have 58 puppies out with Puppy Parent volunteers and 14 dogs in advanced training at our National Training Centre in Leicestershire.
  • We have 9 broods and currently, 90% of puppies placed with puppy parents are bred by Canine Partners, the remaining are from other ADUK charities.
  • Our current withdrawal rate is 15%.
  • We have a total of 8 dual dogs (4 dual guide dogs and 4 dual hearing dogs) across the UK.
  • It costs £30,000 to create and support a partnership, from puppy recruitment to retirement at approximately 12 years of age.
  • We receive no government funding and rely on donations from the public, businesses and charitable trusts and legacies.
  • We are accredited members of Assistance Dogs UK and Assistance Dogs International.

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