As part of our focus on World Autism Awareness Week we were thrilled that Chris Packham today reinforced his belief in the power of the human-dog bond; tweeting his support for our innovative work.
When the world is difficult to process having a friend who offers unconditional , judgement-free love and devotion can calm even the busiest of minds. Owning dogs has brought huge benefits to my life and the work that @DogsForGoodUK does is something I’m very supportive of pic.twitter.com/NrS7cFovLU
— Chris Packham (@ChrisGPackham) March 28, 2018
Judging by the huge number of responses, his views echo the feelings and opinions of many dog owners…
My best friend who is there for me unconditionally, helps me through my anxiety and the days when I feel I can’t go on. pic.twitter.com/hzLKMaXawk
— Emma Harnett (@EmHarnett) March 28, 2018
“SO true. I have two dogs that I adopted, and one of them is extremely therapeutic for my seven year who has sensory and behavioural issues. There’s never been a love like this”
“we just got our first dog, best thing we’ve done since kids. I wasn’t prepared for this much love & even though he’s only 6 months, he has helped me mentally and physically. Unconditional love without judgement”
Find out more about the different ways dogs help adults and children with autism and read first-hand accounts of how dogs have changed the lives.