Dogs for Good trains assistance dogs for adults with physical disabilities. As you can see in from the assistance dogs in this video, every dog is specially trained to help with practical tasks that many people with disabilities find difficult or impossible to do, such as:
- Opening and closing doors
- Helping with dressing and undressing
- Retrieving items such as mobile telephones or dropped articles like keys or a bag
- Loading and emptying the washing machine
- Pressing a pedestrian crossing button
- Reaching up to shop-counters with items such as a wallet
A recognised assistance dog provides an extension of the person’s abilities, and is allowed by law to accompany their partner into public places such as shops, restaurants and also to travel on public transport.
Download the information guide to find out more.
How to apply
We are not currently taking any applications for our adult assistance dog service. Please check the website regularly for updates.
If you have any queries then please look at our frequently asked questions.
Dementia assistance dogs
The Dementia Dog Project is a collaboration with Alzheimer Scotland to develop new services for people living with dementia. Based at HMP Castle Huntly open prison near Dundee, we work with the Scottish Prison Service and Paws for Progress CIC to help train our family of Dementia Dogs.
Dementia assistance dogs are currently only available in Scotland. Find out how dementia assistance dogs make a difference.
We are piloting dementia community dogs in England. Our dogs work with people with dementia and their carers, helping them to lead full and active lives at home and in their local community. Find out more.