This is more of a holding blog today, rather than a real one. There’s just been so much good stuff going on within the Canine Partners family recently that I simply don’t have time to do it justice before disappearing off for two weeks. Things like our season of Big Bluebell Walks having kicked off. Things like our having appointed a teacher to beef up our involvement with schools, colleges and universities, and the fact that we are looking for education ambassadors to help us take this forward across the country. Read more
The Partnership Office allocates one of our Aftercare Assistants to provide support to every partnership, ensuring they are long-lasting, happy and healthy. Each partnership receives a minimum of 7 visits in the first year and at least 2 visits annually (6 monthly) thereafter, until the dog retires.
A partnership will last for as long as the dog remains fit and healthy and the Partner is able to manage and care for the dog. We are dedicated to ensuring that during retirement our dogs continue to enjoy happy and contented lives. This may involve the dog remaining with their Partner or identifying a new, loving home. The dog's well-being remains at the heart of all decisions made.
Partners will often apply for a "successor dog" when their original dog starts to near retirement.