Dog A.I.D. Announcement:
9th November Update
Guidance for the devolved nations is now available in the client zone.
4th November 2020 Update
The office is now only manned Monday, Tuesday and Friday in light of the second lock down in England.
Outside of this time please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We aim to reply to all emails within 2 working days.
At Midnight on the 5th of November, Dog A.I.D. will be stopping all face to face training and assessments across England, until further notice.
We are awaiting confirmation based on the Government advice as to if Dog A.I.D. business can continue, and we will review the situation as soon as this guidance is provided.
Guidance in other parts of the U.K. differs, and in light of the Welsh firebreak being due to finish on the 9th of November, we will provide further information for those living in Wales in the coming days.
We appreciate that this will be disappointing news for many of you, and we will continue to review the situation and resume training and assessments when possible.
Please note: Workshops for the remainder of 2020 will be held virtually!
Your generous donations allow us to train more dogs to assist their disabled owners.
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 July 2019 there are currently 108 fully qualified Dog A.I.D. dogs throughout the country, with 123 more in training with 113 voluntary Dog A.I.D. Trainers. 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 three distinct 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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"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."
Assistance Dogs increase confidence & resilience, and decrease social isolation & reliance on friends and family members - as well as provide help with daily tasks that most of us take for granted. Here's a short video made by client Ruth Spurr at one of our training weekends - in it, our clients tell you what Dog A.I.D. means to them. Your generosity, and our wonderful team of voluntary trainers, enables us to do this … please help us to do more for people with disabilities throughout the UK …
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