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

Our week on television!
This week we have had two major television appearances - in very different programmes - which has given us an opportunity to talk about and demonstrate our work to a wider audience.

Fancy cycling for Canine Partners?
Have you been inspired by the cycling events at the Commonwealth Games and Tour de France? Then here's an opportunity to take part in the London to Brighton Cycle Ride and raise money for us.

Zoe and canine partner Remus carry the Commonwealth Games baton
What a proud day for Canine Partners and one of our Scottish partnerships, Zoe MacLean and cp Remus, who this morning carried the Commonwealth Games baton through her home town of Largs.

CEO's Blog

Amazing partnerships, Egghead Eggztravaganzas, Teddy-Edward Bears (and new Training Centres)

Fiona Healey-hutchinson - Friday, August 22, 2014
It’s been quite a week (do I always say that?!). Everything kicked off on Monday with our Partnership Ceremony at our Southern Centre – an emotional day when we celebrated the graduation of 12 more partnerships, who have recently been launched into a brave new world together, supporting each other through thick and thin. What strikes you about these ceremonies is just how proud our partners are of their dogs; so much so that they   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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