Puppy Parents

Volunteer Puppy Parents train our pups in their homes under our supervision and take part in regular training classes. There are various Satellite groups for you to join, around the UK. This is an excellent opportunity to help the Charity fulfill its mission, and we cover all expenses. Suits those with plenty of time to devote to a new hobby. Read more here.

 

Bed & Breakfast Volunteers and Foster Parents

If you only have limited time available, this may be the option for you. You can either foster pups for short periods, in one of the various Satellites, or, if you live near our Heyshott Centre (West Sussex) or our Fields Farm Centre (Midlands) you could foster dogs at weekends or overnight. Read more here!

 

Fundraisers

Whether you fancy running a marathon or sending us your used stamps, there are so many ways you can fundraise for Canine Partners.  Click here for more ideas.

 

Collection Tins

Collecting Tins can raise huge sums for the Charity - more than £30,000 in 2012 - so if you could distribute collecting tins to premises in your local area, and arrange collection and update, you will be helping to create new partnerships.

 

Speakers

Help raise the awareness of Canine Partners by joining our network of volunteer speakers, spreading the word about our work. We give full training, support and promotional materials.

Computer skills

We could use your help in compiling spread sheets, in-putting data or collating information to streamline our administration.

 

Join a support group

Join our growing band of volunteer support groups nationwide, doing their bit to raise money or awareness of Canine Partners at local shows or events, or joining together to come up with fun ways of raising some money for us. We can put you in touch with these fantastic people, or you and your friends can start your own group!

 

Local store collections

Support groups and individuals can help by running collection days with the permission of local stores. Let us know if you'd like to do this and we'll arrange it for you.

 

Your professional experience can help too...

Whatever skill you have, there may well be a way of using it to help us with our work. In the past we have used the help and advice of photographers, film-makers, web designers, social media buffs and lots more besides. Please contact us with any ideas you may have.  

For further details, please contact Sarah McElhinney on 01730 716002 or email sarahm@caninepartners.org.uk

Latest News

McGill's War to boost Canine Partners
Former Canine Partners' puppy parent John Wilton last week launched his long awaited book McGill's War with the news that some of the proceeds will come to the Charity. John Wilton, who was part of Ruth Narracott's East Sussex Puppy Satellite, is donating some of the proceeds of his book about postcard artist Donald McGill's contribution to the First World War to support the Charity's work. The book was launched at the Redoubt Fortress in Eastbourne with Canine Partners trustee Jon Flint and cp Varick attending in support.

First BIG Bluebell Dog Walk
Our first BIG Bluebell Dog Walk of the season took place this Sunday in London, launching a record number of walks for 2014. There are 14 walks to choose from all over the country with the first at leafy Eltham Park South, Eltham in London. Organiser Julia Milligan invited walkers to join her for the hour-long stroll through the bluebells at the Glenesk Road park from 10.30am. The BIG Bluebell Dog Walk enjoyed a scenic hour long walk to raise funds and awareness for the Charity.

Solidering On with Steve and Kizzie
Saturday night saw one of our favourite partnerships take centre stage at the Soldiering On Awards in Central London. Steve and canine partner Kizzie were honoured at the annual event and named winner of the Soldiering On Canine Award 2014. The former Royal Navy Petty Officer had won a public vote to take the title. Readers of the Sunday Mirror as well as the huge family that is Canine Partners supporters and volunteers chose the partnership to lift the coveted title.

CEO's Blog

Collaboration

Andy Cook - Thursday, April 24, 2014
I’ve just waved goodbye to Faith Clark, the Chair of trustees of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, who came down to sunny Sussex to catch up with what we’re doing at Canine Partners, and to compare notes. It’s been a while since she was last with us at our Southern Centre at Heyshott, when we were training about half as many dogs for disabled people as we train nowadays. I know Faith well, from a previous life, when I used to wo  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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