For over thirty years, Dogs for Good has been using its knowledge and experience to bring people with disabilities and dogs together, enabling life-changing differences. Through the power of expertly trained dogs, we support people with autism, physical disabilities, learning disabilities and dementia, empowering them to live more independent lives.


We match the needs and lifestyle of an individual or a family with the skills, temperament and abilities of the right dog. Our range of services provides:

  • Expertly trained assistance dogs
  • Dogs and handlers working alongside health and educational professionals to support individuals and families develop independence and improved wellbeing
  • Advice to help people develop a relationship and strong bond with a pet dog, to ease specific challenges
  • Good advice to enable dog lovers to better understand their dog and enjoy the benefits of a special bond

Whichever service we provide our philosophy remains the same; a better understanding of dogs leads to the development of a strong bond and relationship.

Our approach is unique. We’re pioneering new ways of working to enable us to use our resources to help as many people as possible. The help our dogs provide goes beyond practical support; time spent with a dog helps reduce loneliness, improve confidence and enables the children and adults we support to fulfil their potential. All this is underpinned by a passion to promote high standards of wellbeing for every dog.

Watch one of our dogs in action

“Sailor is the missing piece of my life jigsaw. He spurs me on to do more and more.  I can go where I want, when I want and my confidence is growing every day.”

Watch the video below to see how Dogs for Good assistance dog Sailor helps owner Caroline with tasks around the house and also gives her the confidence to get out and about by herself again.

We rely on donations

We currently have about 300 working assistance dogs, but in 2019 we received 7,000 assistance dog enquiries and almost 1,000 enquiries about our Family Dog service. The demand for our services is so high and, quite simply, we can’t help as many people as we would like to without more funding. Please donate if you can.

Please donate today.