Support Dogs is a registered national charity dedicated to increasing independence and quality of life for people with various medical conditions. We provide, train and support specialist assistance dogs to achieve this.
We specialise in three specific programmes:
- Autism assistance dogs for children with autism. The dogs are trained to provide safety for the child and reduce stress in social environments. You can read more about this programme here
- Seizure alert dogs for people with epilepsy. Our dogs are trained to provide a 100% reliable, up to 50 minute warning prior to the onset of an epileptic seizure. This enables the client to find safety and be in control over their seizure, allowing a much more independent life. You can read more about this programme here
- Disability assistance dogs for people with physical disabilities. The client’s own pet dog is trained to perform tasks which are specifically tailored to their individual needs; providing them with greater independence and safety. You can read more about this programme here
Established in 1992 Support Dogs works across England, Scotland and Wales and provides all it services entirely free of charge to those in need of them. However the charity relies solely on voluntary donations and receives no government funding.
Support Dogs are one of the founder members of Assistance Dogs UK. ADUK provides a kite-mark of excellence in assistance dog training. All ADUK dogs adhere to the highest training and welfare standards as set out by Assistance Dogs International and the International Guide Dogs Federation.