Volunteer temporary boarder, Gerry Bernardo – one man and 50 dogs

June 1, 2021

Retired engineer, Gerry Bernardo, is one of our many fabulous volunteer temporary boarders and, over the past ten years, has looked after no less than 50 of our clever dogs!  The role of a temporary boarder involves providing a loving home for our dogs for around four months, while they go through… Read More

Supporting people with dementia through the pandemic

May 11, 2021

How animal assisted intervention is helping people with a dementia diagnosis Dogs for Good has supported people through its Dementia Dog service for five years and trained both Dementia Assistance Dogs and Dementia Community Dogs.  We’ve also worked with individuals and couples providing animal assisted intervention (AAI) to help reduce social isolation and help maintain independence.  Over the past year, we’ve had to think differently… Read More

We’ve teamed up with MORE THAN and Jo Whiley to encourage young readers

May 10, 2021

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week shines a spotlight on the fallouts from the pandemic and the fears that parents have in terms of the disruption having a negative impact on their child’s mental wellbeing.  From a survey carried out recently in partnership with our friends at MORE THAN insurance, we know that lockdown has been particularly hard on children, specifically… Read More

Liven up your virtual meetings for a good cause!

April 8, 2021

With many of us still working from home, virtual meetings can start to feel a bit flat. Read our suggestions on how to liven up your virtual meeting and raise funds for Dogs for Good at the same time! “You’re on Mute!” Swear Jar You’ve probably heard of the traditional… Read More