What we do

site_imagery_workingshot_May_cashpointCanine Partners is a registered charity that transforms the lives of people with physical disabilities by partnering them with assistance dogs. Our amazing dogs bring a greater independence and quality of life to their partners, offering security, companionship, and practical help with everyday household tasks. These life-changing dogs also provide psychological and social benefits including increased independence, confidence, social interaction and self-esteem.

We rely on donations and legacies to fund the creation of our life-transforming partnerships.

Who we help

Marie and her canine partner assistance dog Travis

Our assistance dogs are trained to meet the needs of individuals with even the most complex physical disabilities.... read more

What our dogs do

An assistance dog carrying a crutch to a woman in wheelchair

Canine partners are carefully matched to the applicants' needs and lifestyle, no matter how challenging. They are trained to help with every... read more

How we train our dogs

Our canine partners undertake a specialist two-­year training programme, which begins from selection at seven to eight weeks old. They spend... read more

Where your money goes

As Canine Partners receives no government funding, we rely solely on public donations to keep creating these life-transforming partnerships.... read more

Meet our supporters

We have many supporters including hundreds of volunteers, thousands of fundraisers and many corporate partners all across the UK.... read more

Our Impact

At Canine Partners we are committed to continually improving the services we offer and increasing the impact we make.
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From our blog…

Meet Wren and Darcey

My name is Wren and I’m partnered with seven-year-old Golden Retriever, Darcey – I’m 31 years old and I live in Hampshire. Since I was a child, I’ve struggled with health problems, but I didn’t become disabled until later in life. In 2012, I had a bout of glandular fever. Following on from that I … read more

Posted 7 months ago in the Our partnerships category

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