Canine Partners is a self-funding charity that transforms the lives of people with physical disabilities by partnering them with assistance dogs. These amazing dogs bring a greater independence and quality of life to their partners, offering security, companionship, and practical help with everyday household tasks. These life-changing dogs also provide psychological and social benefits including increased independence, confidence, social interaction and self-esteem.
The amount raised at the football tournament exceeded expectations, and has helped to sponsor puppy-in-training Jeffrey to become a Canine Partners assistance dog. Born on 8 April 2019, Jeffrey is 6 months old and lives with his puppy parent in Gloucestershire. He’ll stay there until he’s around 14-16 months old, then he will go on to start his Advanced Training at one of the Canine Partners Training Centres. Following this, he will then be carefully matched with someone on the charity’s waiting list, and will begin his life-changing work.
Jeffrey is making good progress with basic tasks and commands, and his recall is developing nicely. The other focus of his current training is to become well socialised, so he is visiting all the places he is likely to go when he is older, and has enjoyed visiting country shows, and seeing a wide variety of animals at a farm.
To find out more about Canine Partners and the difference their amazing dogs make to people’s lives, please visit: caninepartners.org.uk.
Is your agency interested in taking part? The next tournament is being held on Friday 20 March 2020. To register and find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org.