Assistance and Service Dogs

Canine Partners

Registered Charity no. 803680
Phone: 08456 580480

Our canine partners provide practical day to day assistance for people with physical disabilities with tasks that may be difficult to perform. They also provide increased confidence, independence and social interaction.

Caring Canines

Phone: Julie or Sue on 01202 574791

Caring Canines is a local non-profit making voluntary group working in the community helping people of all ages and abilities to understand dogs and be confident in their company. We offer the medical profession the assistance of our assessed, vaccinated and insured dogs to break down barriers and to enhance the lives of those people who miss canine companionship, we work with mental health units and provide educational programmes/support to local Primary Schools.

Dog A.I.D

Registered Charity No. 1098619
Phone: 01743 588469

Dog A.I.D.  empowers our clients to train their own pet dog to assist them with daily tasks – tailored to the individual.

Dogs for Good

Registered Charity No. 1092960
Phone: 01295 252600

Our assistance dogs support adults (age 17+) and children (age 7 – 16) with a range of disabilities and also children with autism (age 3 – 10).

Our Family Dog service gives advice and support to help families with a child with autism get the most out of their relationship with their pet dog

We train and support community dogs and their specialist handlers to work in activity and therapy in communities and schools.

Dorset Search Dogs

Registered Charity No. 1145479

Dorset Search Dogs is a charity assisting the Police, Coastguard and other Search and Rescue teams look for missing persons across the South.

Our dedicated team of dogs, handlers and operational supports make themselves available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As members of Lowland Rescue we work closely with neighbouring Lowland Rescue Search Dog teams.

Our members are all trained to levels specified by Lowland Rescue and each dog and handler is individually assessed to the high standards agreed by the Lowland Rescue Committee.

Guide Dogs

Registered Charity No. 209617
Phone: 0118 983 5555

Guide Dogs exists to provide life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss.

We provide a range of services with and beyond the dog to help people with sight loss live actively, independently and well.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Registered Charity No. 293358
Phone: 01844 348100

We train hearing dogs who transform deaf people’s lives
– We train clever dogs to help deaf people
– Hearing dogs help deaf people reconnect with life 
– Our dogs have even saved lives
– We’ve helped thousands of deaf people so far, and we aim to help many more
– We put a lot of time and thought into matching a hearing dog with a deaf person

Helpful Hounds Assistance Dogs

Registered Charity no.1181017
Phone: 01202 591602 (Landline)
Phone: 0796 7147 492 (Mobile)

Helpful Hounds is an organization dedicated to providing the following three areas of support for our Families and Schools:

Charity Trained Assistance or Therapy Dogs
Helpful Hounds purchases and trains its own specially selected puppies in order to help change a young person’s life and help them achieve their full potential.

Charity Trained Assistance Dogs
Owner Trainer Assistance Dogs

Medical Detection Dogs

Registered Charity No. 1124533
Phone: 01296 655888

Our aim is to train specialist dogs to detect the odour of human disease.

Pawsome Pensions

Registered Charity No. 1188907
Phone:  07310 047068

We are a registered charity that has been set up to help support our retired Police Dogs from Devon, Dorset and Cornwall Police services and Fire dogs from Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Cornwall Fire and Rescue Services.

Pets as Therapy

Registered Charity No. 1112194
Phone: 01865 671440

Pets As Therapy is a national charity founded in 1983 by Lesley Scott-Ordish. We enhance health and wellbeing in the community through the visits of trusted volunteers with their behaviourally assessed animals. We provide a visiting service in hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, special needs schools and a variety of other venues all across the UK.

Support Dogs

Registered Charity No. 1088281
Phone: 0114 261 7800

Support Dogs is a national charity (Mainland UK) dedicated to increasing independence and quality of life for people with various medical conditions.

The Seeing Dogs Alliance

Registered Charity No. 1156790
Phone: 01483 765556

Training dogs to guide blind and partially sighted people.