Welcome to Dog A.I.D.

Dog A.I.D. (Assistance in Disability) was established in 1992 to assist people with physical disabilities, improving their quality of life by helping them train their own pet dogs to provide assistance with day-to-day tasks and in some circumstances providing life-saving interventions.


In 1996, the Dog A.I.D. Scheme was launched nationally at Crufts and today benefits from a team of over 100 Trainers and Assessors working on a voluntary basis across the U.K. from its base in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.


As at June 2018 there are currently 85 fully qualified Dog A.I.D. dogs throughout the country, with 108 more in training. Training takes up to two years with both dog and owner receiving specialist education from our network of trainers and attain fully qualified Assistance Dog status through a number of stages.


By supporting us you are helping us to make a life-changing difference to the people with physical disabilities and their families, so thank you … 


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