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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 and why she has decided to jump 10,000 feet for charity here:

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 [...]

Puppy School Conference

On Saturday PAWS was invited along to speak at the Puppy School Conference at RDA in Cheltenham. We had the opportunity to give the tutors an overview of the PAWS Service and what we cover in our workshops, everyone then split up into groups and came up with some fabulous dog based intervention ideas for [...]

Summer holidays

Hi all PAWS parents, We know the summer holidays are a very BUSY time for families. Over the last few weeks we have shared a few interaction ideas for keeping children and dogs busy on our Member Area. Please feel free to share with us any ideas you have had also. If you need advice [...]

Visit to Australia Assistance Dogs

Katie had the opportunity to visit the amazing Australia Assistance Dogs this month, it is incredible to see the PAWS service replicated across countries, with like-minded organisations working together so successfully. Read more about Australia Assistance Dogs here

Successful People and Animals event in Devon

Yesterday in North Devon, a group of key individuals and organisations worked together to drive good practice in the field of Animal Assisted Intervention within the UK, including Dogs for the Disabled, Hereford Community Farm, and Dogs Helping Kids. Katie Bristow and Julie Milsom are pleased to have achieved another successful People & Animals event, [...]