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Celebrating world autism day

This year, on World Autism Awareness Day, we wanted to share a story about a unique assistance dog partnership. Chase is a young woman with Asperger’s syndrome who has spent a good deal of time working with dogs, including puppy socialising for another assistance dog organisation. Consequently, we felt that we could learn from her unique situation [...]

Dogs for the Disabled at Crufts 2015

We’ll be in Hall 3, Stand 22 – so come and say hello & see all the fantastic things we’ve got going on across all four days! Ahead of Crufts, we’re launching our #bestfriends campaign – and whether you’ll be heading to Crufts or watching the action from home on the sofa, we want you [...]

“Tails” from a PAWS Family.

We just had to share this lovely shot which sums up the special relationship between child and dog perfectly. This is Archie chilling out with Miniature Labradoodle Harley. Archie’s mum Sara says: “Our youngest son is 8 years old and was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome in 2011. We bought Harley as a pup when we [...]

Freemasons visit and £25,000 grant for PAWS

The Freemasons’ Grand Charity today presented our Chief Executive Peter Gorbing with a cheque for £25,000, to be used to help fund our PAWS service. “This is the third time The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has given a £25,000 grant to Dogs for the Disabled’s unique pet dog service PAWS and we are immensely grateful for [...]

Katie is taking a dive…a sky dive

Our fabulous PAWS team leader Katie has decided to throw herself out of a plane to raise money for Dogs for the Disabled! Crazy right!? But she needs your support. Read her story about why she has decided to jump 10,000 feet for charity.

Merry Christmas!

As we fast approach the end of the year we just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. We will be out of the office from Christmas eve until the 5th January. Some of you may have seen that we have put together a Christmas handout to hopefully help ease some of the [...]

Fantastic feedback from families

Parents from our recent Banbury and Lincoln workshops very kindly shared their experiences and feedback with us:   ‘Amazing staff who continually demonstrate their commitment to helping parents who want dogs to assist their child.   The workshops are extremely informative including group discussions and interactive working with their dogs.  There is continuous support through the [...]

“Tails” from a PAWS family

We received this lovely email earlier this week following on from one of our workshops last week: Following the PAWS workshop yesterday, I spoke to Joshua about how good it would be for Lucy if he read to her for a few minutes every day as she would enjoy the sound of his voice and the [...]

Hello from your new PAWS instructor

Hi everyone, my name is Hannah and I’m the new PAWS instructor! I thought I would write a little bit to introduce myself and give you a bit of information about me and my background.   For the last 4 ½ years I have been a  teaching assistant for children with Autism, based in a [...]

Our travels

PAWS is a UK wide service, our small team of 4 offers parents the opportunity to attend workshops around England, and at venues in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. So we get to travel around a bit, sometimes Sat Nav does fail us, like sending us down a footpath and me having a bit of [...]