WANTED! Loving Puppy Parents to become part of our team

We have thirteen Puppy Training Satellites nationwide and puppies (7 - 8 weeks and older) ready and waiting to be loved and socialised for anything between 2 -12 months.  Reasonable travel expenses will be covered, puppy food, toys, equipment, all veterinary costs and training is provided. If you are keen to have one of our puppies share your life and family, please give us a call today!  

You provide the love, and the puppy provides the fun and games!

In class and at home, you will learn what it takes for this bundle of mischief to turn into a fully trained and qualified Canine Partners Assistance Dog.


This is a very rewarding role and we all know how hard it may seem to give your puppy up, but seeing them progress, graduate and help people with disabilities is so worthwhile. Many Volunteer Puppy Parents are very proud to have now helped train several Canine Partners! They also get the opportunity to stay in touch with all the people involved including the Partnerships through our unique Partnership Days (like a graduation ceremony)!! Read some Volunteer Puppy Parents' stories in our Newsletters. 

Can you…

Be at home most of the day?
Have suitable transport to get the puppy around?
Attend weekly puppy classes? 
Follow Canine Partners’ training methods? 
Wave the puppy goodbye when your good work is finished? 
Enjoy the fun of classes and outings?  

Do you…

Have a secure, dog-friendly garden? 
Have the stamina to manage an active puppy? 


Talk to us about being a Puppy Parent, or short-term Foster Home. Even if you can only foster a puppy occasionally or for short periods, we would like to hear from you, please contact the Puppy Department at the West Sussex Training Centre and we can put you in touch with a Puppy Training Satellite (nationwide map) near you.

If you are keen to become a Volunteer Puppy Parent and you would like to visit our puppy classes to learn more: please fill in this Puppy Training Department Form. 

We appreciate all your support and if you would like information on other local Canine Partners' volunteer opportunities, please contact us.

For information on each Puppy Training Satellite utilize these links:
West Sussex; East SussexEssex; Hull; Bedford; Gloucester; Leicestershire; Somerset; Southampton; Staffordshire;  Surrey; Isle of Wight;  East Scotland; West Scotland.

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National Express customers get fundraising into fifth gear
Kind-hearted National Express customers are taking fundraising to fifth-gear after digging deep and raising a whopping £10,000 for Canine Partners.

Generous corporate supporter Marathon Oil donate cheque to Canine Partners after meeting health and safety target
Keith Steel kindly presented a cheque to Canine Partners representatives on behalf of Marathon Oil.

CEO's Blog

It’s all happening in Hull

20 Feb

It’s been an interesting week. Starting off in Wiltshire, with our friends from Help for Heroes at the Tedworth House Recovery Centre for ‘wounded, injured and sick’ members of the armed services community. There are close links between Canine Partners and Help for Heroes and we keep in regular contact. From there, the focus moved to Dorset, where we were giving demonstrations to the team at CHS, who have been helping us to develop our creative juices. They loved meeting demo dogs Saffy and Yarna-banana. In fact they loved them so much that they took us completely by surprise by presenting us with a cheque for £2,000 to help us train more dogs and change more people’s lives. Wow! Thank you! 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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