Owen and assistance dog, Ula

January 14, 2021

“Ula and I have a symbiotic relationship – we’re an equal partnership. She’s my best friend, my confidant and while we’ve only been together for a short while, it feels like much longer.” Owen Picker, 21, lives in Lincoln and has Cerebral Palsy quadriplegia which means he has difficulty… Read More

The year ahead – a message from our CEO

January 11, 2021

2020 was certainly an extraordinary year – we were all faced with challenges unlike any we have faced for more than a generation. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic caused disruption to Dogs for Good’s work in every part of the organisation, but it was also incredibly heartening to see… Read More

‘Doggy bingo’ delivers a positive boost to people living with dementia

December 2, 2020

Dogs for Good’s usual face-to-face Dementia Community Dog service has had to stop during the pandemic in order to keep staff, dogs and clients safe.  However, the Dementia Community Dog handlers are a creative, resourceful team and they put their heads together to come up with some virtual alternatives for clients – including… Read More

Our Family Dog service goes online

October 30, 2020

Our Family Dog team have been hard at work turning the usual group workshops into virtual workshops. The workshops provide parents of children with autism with the advice and long-term support needed for choosing and training a dog to benefit the whole family. Family Dog Instructor, Hannah Beal, says:… Read More