Meet Helen, our volunteer Breeding Stock Holder

October 15, 2021

Helen, volunteer ‘Breeding Stock Holder’ with golden retriever, Edna   Our volunteers carry out so many different roles and are, without doubt, the beating heart of our organisation. They’re out in all weathers helping us to raise vital funds, opening their homes and hearts to our puppies and dogs, talking to community groups about the work we do, driving things and dogs from one place to another… the… Read More

Occupational Therapy students helping to shape our services

September 10, 2021

During the summer, we had two Occupational Therapy MSc students on placement with us. Laura and Thomas were in their final year at Oxford Brookes University which is one of the UK’s leading universities for Occupational Therapy.  Their placements also coincided with a wider project we’re running, looking into the future development of the charity and how engaging an Occupational Therapist in… Read More

Dogs for Good success story: Simon and Axel

August 10, 2021

Simon, 58, says that getting his Dogs for Good assistance dog, Axel, changed his life overnight.    Simon has an unknown neurological disease which spread through his body and as a result he uses a wheelchair to help him get around.  When he was a child, Simon’s ankles would break regularly and when he was 17 years old he had… Read More

The value of international assistance dog standards

August 4, 2021

As we celebrate International Assistance Dog Week, Dogs for Good is proud to be an Accredited Member of Assistance Dogs International (ADI), the global authority in the assistance dog industry. Founded in 1986, ADI fosters a collaborative global community dedicated to the highest standards of excellence… Read More

How volunteer puppy socialisers Andy and Judy Muchall have helped raise 5 life-changing dogs

June 1, 2021

Andy (67) and Judy Muchall (68) from Formby in Merseyside are volunteer puppy socialisers for Dogs for Good.  Now on their fifth puppy – Delta – the couple have been providing care, guidance and importantly, plenty of cuddles to Dogs for Good puppies for five years.    It all started when Judy, as President of the Inner Wheel Ladies Volunteer Organisation, organised a few talks for members.  “One of the speakers was… Read More