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.

Latest News

Pets at Home support Canine Partners by donating goodies
Canine Partners is delighted to accept a substantial amount of products from their corporate supporter Pets at Home.

Our new spring magazine is available!
Click here for the new spring issue of Let's Go which is available to download. You can enjoy some of our partnership stories as well as marvelling at our hardy fundraisers and supporters. And there's a chance to donate to actor Geoffrey Palmer's appeal to help us purchase more puppies for training.

Pets Corner extends support to celebrate 25 life-changing years
Pets Corner is extending its support for Canine Partners by asking all its 200,000 customers to give an extra 25 pence with their purchase for the next two weeks. And in a further amazing gesture, if any customers spend more than £25 in the next fortnight, Pets Corner will double it!

CEO's Blog

Run, cycle, swim!

07 Apr

It’s all hotting up in the Canine Partners community. Deborah’s swimming like mad, in readiness for her amazing swim across the Solent. Ken’s coming to work with so much lycra he’s barely recognisable. (It’s not just a fashion statement - he also owns a bike). Holly’s getting so excited by all the big bluebell walks she’s organising that she can hardly sit still. And runners all across the south of England are in training for the Bright10 in the autumn. So if you can run, then run. If cycling’s your thing, then by all means peddle like your life depends on it. If it’s swimming that floats your boat, then go and get in that pool. Basically the whole Canine Partners family is doing whatever they can to raise funds and get fit at the same time, all in celebration of the fact that this is our 25th anniversary year.  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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