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Introducing Siren

We would like to introduce you to another new member of the PAWS Team. This is Siren, a 2 year old black Labrador. Siren came in to Dogs for the Disabled as an 8 week old puppy and went through her 14 months of socialising with a boarder. When she came in to training it [...]

Introducing Fidget

We’d like to introduce you to the newest member of the PAWS Team- 8 week old Labrador Collie cross Fidget. Fidget has come to us as a rescue from Battersea Dogs Home. His litter were unfortunately part of an RSPCA court case that resulted in them being taken away from their owner and in to [...]

PAWS Research Project Results

The charity has been involved in a research project for the past three years, in partnership with The National Autistic Society and the University of Lincoln’s Department of Biological Sciences, after being awarded a grant to carry out this research funded by The National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund. The research has now been [...]

Dog friendly holidays

There are a lot of places that you are now able to take your pet dogs on holiday. Check out to see where you can take them so that you are able to all go away as a family. If you’re planning a first camping trip with your dog, a practice run with the [...]

Routine during the holidays

Please bear in mind that as the holidays approach, it is important you keep your dog in as much of a normal routine as possible. Natural changes in routine will occur but keeping key things the same will help your dog feel more settled. Allow them more time away from the family to calm down. [...]

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.