For those affected by autism, epilepsy or physical disability our amazing partnerships change lives. This short film gives a taste of just some of our work.
Support Dogs does not have its own breeding programme and so our puppies and young dogs come from a range of sources: rescue centres, rehomed pets and breeding centres. It can take up to 2 years to train to become a support dog. Younger dogs may spend the first 10 months or more being socialised before starting school in earnest at about 14 months old.
Disability Assistance Dog Duffy provides a lifeline for her owner. She helps with day to day tasks to increase independence and provides vital assistance when her owner is unwell and needs support.
Seizure Alert Dog Robbie provides a lifeline for her owner. He provides a 100% reliable 50 minute warning of an epileptic seizure, giving his owner time to get somewhere safe. Read his story here
As a disability assistance dog, Poppy is trained to help her owner in a wide range of ways including fetching the phone, picks up objects, loading the washing machine and raising the alarm if his owner has had a fall. She enables her owner to have more active and independent life.
Seizure Response Dog Stanley provides a lifeline for his owner. He fetches help and ensures the safety of his owner whenever she has an epileptic seizure and helps her with a wide range of day to day tasks, ensuring she has a more active and independent life.
“Our partnership with Burns Pet Nutrition ensure our Support Dogs get the best of starts each day of their working lives” – Rita Howson, Chief Executive
Corporate partnerships are vital to our work and help our charity transform lives. Find out how your business could get involved with Support Dogs.