If you can answer "Yes" to the following questions, there's a good chance that one of our dogs might be what you're looking for:


These are just some of the conditions people may have when they apply to us: 
Multiple Sclerosis - Cerebral Palsy - Muscular Dystrophy - Stroke - Rheumatoid Arthritis -  Spinal injuries
Friedreich's Ataxia - Spina Bifida - Osteogenesis Imperfecta (brittle bones) - ME - Spinal Muscular Atrophy - Polio
and many others too many to mention. 

What tasks can the dogs do?

A Canine Partner can assist with tasks such as opening and closing doors and cupboards, retrieving a variety of different items, helping you with undressing, pressing buttons and switches, unloading the washing machine and a whole range of emergency procedures....and of course they bring companionship too. Dogs are tailor-made to individuals’ requirements and circumstances.

Of course, it takes all sorts to make a world - no one person is the same and it's difficult to make hard and fast rules as to who would benefit most from a canine partners assistance dog. Some are men, some are women. Some work, others do not. Some live alone, others have family around them. Some live in the town, others in the country. Some own their own home but many do not. Most use a wheelchair, but not everybody does - by getting to know your individual circumstances, we can judge whether or not an Assisrtance Dog might be an appropriate option for you.

.....so why not get in touch with us?

 

Please fill in or print off the Application Form for a Canine Partner here.. or call our Partnership & Aftercare Department on 01730 716 043.

 

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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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