This website uses cookies to improve your experience. You can change your cookie settings at any time. If you keep browsing, then we'll assume you are happy to receive all cookies on the PAWS website.

To find out more about the cookies
we use, see our Privacy Policy.

Email newsletter
Sign up to receive our email newsletter!

Register for our workshops today

To register please complete the form below

All information contained within this application will be kept strictly confidential.

How did you hear about the PAWS service?

A. Parent Details

B. Child Details

State your child's full clinical diagnosis (Please state if high, moderate or low functioning)*

What is your child’s main method of communication?

 Verbal Non-Verbal

What sensitivities affect your child?

 Sound Smell Light Touch Taste Other

If you clicked "Other", please specify:

Please list all members of the household and state their relation to the child

Are there any siblings within the household on the autistic spectrum?

Please list any sources of support to you and your family - e.g. family, friends or organisations

Do you currently own a pet dog?
If yes, please complete Section C

 Yes No

Do you or a member of the family currently own any other pets?
 Yes No
If yes, please state what pets:

Does any member of the family have any allergies to animals?
 Yes No
If yes, please give details:

Does any member of the family have a fear of dogs?
 Yes No
If yes, please give details:

C. Dog Details

Age of Dog

 0-6 months 7 months - 2 years 2-6 years 6+ years

Where did you obtain your dog?

 Newspaper Advert Breeder Rescue Centre Friend/Family Assistance Dog Centre

Prior training experience - e.g. puppy classes, agility, obedience training by yourself

Has your dog ever displayed signs of aggression, if so how? - e.g. towards other animals, towards other people

Briefly explain why your dog is trainable within the PAWS project

D. Declaration

The details that we ask for help to ensure that we provide parents with the most suitable service. Only relevant information will be held on the Training Department’s files in accordance with the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998 and Dogs for the Disabled will be the data controller for the purposes of the Act. If you want to know more about the information we are holding, or the way we use it then you can write requesting details to: The Data Controller, Dogs for the Disabled, The Frances Hay Centre, Blacklocks Hill, Banbury, Oxon. OX17 2BS.

Please read the following information carefully and sign to confirm that you understand, and are willing to be bound by the terms and conditions.

The PAWS Project is a different and separate service from the Autism Assistance Dog Service also offered by Dogs for the Disabled, which results in children being partnered with a highly trained full Assistance Dog with public access rights.

  • I confirm that I have read and understood the eligibility criteria
  • I confirm that to the best of my knowledge, the information I have provided is full and accurate.
  • I confirm that I understand that taking part in the PAWS Project will not result in my pet dog gaining public access rights or assistance dog status i.e. entry into shopping centres etc.

You will receive communications from us relating to the PAWS project. We'd also like to keep you updated on Dogs for the Disabled's general activities. If you do not wish to receive these communications, please tick the following boxes

To provide further information to families and professionals interested in the PAWS Project, we may take photographs at our workshops. Dogs for the Disabled may use official photographs of PAWS workshop attendees to highlight its work in the media, via its website and in marketing materials produced by the charity.

I consent to my involvement in official Dogs for the Disabled photography, film or video being used for highlighting the charity’s work. 

I confirm I have read the above and am willing to be bound by the terms and conditions*