Our Vision

A day when every disabled person in the UK knows about Canine Partners and has the opportunity to be partnered with one of our assistance dogs, from their local Canine Partners Training Centre.

Where we are now

We currently have the capacity to partner 60 people a year with our assistance dogs, from our one Training Centre - that's 60 disabled people whose lives have been completely transformed by our dogs. But with over 600 disabled people a year making initial enquiries about our services, we clearly need to expand our capabilities.

Next Step

To develop our second Training Centre in the Midlands, from where we can effectively double our capacity.

How can you help?

The training of every Canine Partner needs funding - the disabled person does not pay for this themself. We rely instead on the generosity of individuals, companies, clubs and societies as well as legacies, trusts and foundations. We receive no government funding. On average, it costs us £20,000 to train and support each partnership for life. These costs are broken down into all manner of smaller amounts. Please help us to train an extra 10 dogs a year, with each year that passes. 

PLEASE SUPPORT US IN WHATEVER WAY YOU CAN - you can be sure that, as a small charity, your contribution will make a great difference.  

Latest News

We are on television again!
Following our massively successful BBC Lifeline Appeal two weeks ago, we are back on BBC1 on Friday 10 October at 11.00am in the programme Saints and Scroungers.

HRH Prince Harry meets Jon Flint and Varick at the Invictus Games
One of our partners, Jon Flint, who has canine partner Varick, was honoured to meet Prince Harry at the Invictus Games yesterday.

Pam Ayres films our BBC Lifeline Appeal
Poet and national treasure Pam Ayres recently spent time at our southern training centre filming for our BBC Lifeline Appeal which is broadcast on Sunday 21 September at 4.15 PM.

CEO's Blog

Four new partnerships - and Natalie and Faye are stars on TV

17 Oct

Didn’t Natalie and canine partner Faye do us absolutely proud on Saints & Scroungers this week? Faye gave such a brilliant insight into the challenges she has overcome in her life, and how Faye has really helped her to achieve greater independence. It really reminds us what Canine Partners is all about. Very humbling indeed and extremely inspiring.  Read more


Canine Partners’ Leicestershire Training Centre

Canine Partners needs to raise £3.1million to build a second Training Centre in order to train more dogs and change more lives.

We have purchased a site in a village called Osgathorpe, halfway between Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Loughborough, which has a range of barns, outbuildings and associated land. The plan is to replace the barns and adapt some of the outbuildings to create the specialised buildings we need.

Having a Midlands Training Centre will not only increase our output, it will also make the charity far more accessible for those on our waiting list who are unable to make the long journey to our centre in West Sussex. 42% of the applications we received last year were from people living in the mid and northern regions of the UK. Many of our existing partnerships will also benefit from being able to receive support from the new centre.

The site will consist of a training centre and office facilities, fully accessible accommodation and kennelling.

This is an extremely exciting time for Canine Partners and we would be delighted to receive your support.

For more information about this project, please contact Cat Harvey on 01730 716018 or email catharvey@caninepartners.org.uk

Jobs available at the new centre will be advertised on our Vacancies page here: Work for us

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