Dogs for Good - South West

Dogs for Good - South West

At a glance


  • Animals / wildlife
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Physical disabilities

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Geographical remit: 
National - Britain


Since 1988, Dogs for Good has been making life-changing differences for people with disabilities.  We support people with complex needs including physical disabilities, autism, dementia and learning disabilities enabling them to lead more independent lives through the help of trained dogs.  

We believe dogs are good for us and through a deeper understanding about them we can improve and enhance the lives of both dog and owner.


Our assistance dogs support both children and adults to provide practical support, enrich daily life and overcome specific challenges.

Our community dogs work alongside a specialist handler in schools and colleges, hospitals and in social care.  Over their lifetime, a community dog helps dozens of people to overcome challenges, supporting them to achieve goals such as development of life-skills, overcoming anxiety or engaging with physiotherapy, using techniques known as animal assisted intervention (AAI). 

Our Family Dog service offers training, guidance and ongoing support to parents of children on the autism spectrum enabling the whole family to benefit from the unique support a well-trained dog can bring.

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