Canine Partners use the hall to train our puppies with our volunteer puppy parents. We meet once a month, the morning of the first Thursday of the month. These classes, along with home visits and community outings.

 

We are a registered charity dedicated to helping transform the lives of people with disabilities through one of our amazing assistance dogs. Our dogs bring greater independence and a better quality of life by performing tasks that are difficult, painful or even impossible for their partners. We work with people with a wide range of conditions, including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, MS, brain or spinal injuries and amputees.

 

Our amazing dogs are trained to help with everyday tasks such as opening and shutting doors, unloading the washing machine, picking up dropped items, pressing buttons and switches, and emergency response. They also provide psychological and social benefits including increased confidence, motivation and self-esteem.

 

We don’t receive any government funding so are wholly dependent on public donations to allow us to continue our work.

 

If you’d like more information on raising a puppy for us, or to look after puppies short term whilst their puppy parents are on holiday, or in emergencies, then please get in touch. You can contact us through our website: https://caninepartners.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering, or contact Joanna Fearnley, Puppy Training Coordinator on 07341 564704 or email stafford@caninepartners.org.uk.

 

We appreciate all your support and if you would like information on other local Canine Partners' volunteer opportunities, please contact us.