Marky; the tiny pup with a big future

Meet Marky, the cute puppy with a big future.

Marky, a Labrador/Golden Retriever cross, is the first pooch to be recruited by Support Dogs as part of their new puppy programme, and when he grows up will be trained as a life-changing assistance dog.

But for the next 12 months, the eight-week old pup will be living with his new foster family, semi-retired couple Gary and Joanne Smillie from Woodlands, Doncaster, who applied to the charity to become ‘puppy socialisers’ earlier this year.

Bring your Hound to the Ground for Support Dogs

On Saturday April 28, we’re encouraging dog-lovers to ‘bring your hounds to the ground’ as Maltby Main football club attempts to set a new record for the most dogs attending a non-league football match.

The South Yorkshire club want as many dog-owning football fans to turn up with their pooches to watch their final game of the season against Pontefract Colliery FC, on what is officially designated  Non-League Dog Day.

Grassington charity volunteers scoop National Lottery Award

A group of Support Dogs’ volunteers in Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales are celebrating after being awarded almost £7,500 from the Big Lottery Fund.

The Grassington Friends of Support Dogs Community Project has received the funding to support the setting up a small community shop in the village in aid of Yorkshire-based national charity Support Dogs.