Each month we feature a charity to support and this month’s is Canine Partners; a UK charity which transforms the lives of those who live with disabilities by training amazing assistance dogs. These highly-skilled dogs allow those who live with disabilities to enjoy a greater quality of life with more independence in their day-to-day lives.
About Canine Partners
Canine Partners was founded in 1990 by an assistance dog enthusiast, and dog welfare campaigner, Anne Conway along with Liz Ormerod, a vet and animal-assisted therapy expert. They rapidly grew and trained their first three dogs, Alfred, Angus, and Alex in 1994 and after renting for many years, set up in their own premises in Heyshott, West Sussex in 2003.
The former polo yard and farm was well suited with great potential to be converted into individual units and specialist facilities. In 2005 the Southern Centre was officially opened by Canine Partners’ patron, HRH the Duke of Gloucester and with rapid growth came the need for a new site. This growth resulted in the launch of the Midlands Centre in 2014, a former pig farm.
A kitchen and wheelchair accessible accommodation was added to the facility in 2017, while the final phase – a kennel block for up to 40 dogs in training – received its finishing touches in early 2020.
The Canine Partners Vision
Canine Partners is dedicated to providing amazing assistance dogs to help transform the lives of people with physical disabilities. Its dogs allow our partners to enjoy a greater independence and quality of life, and we strive to keep growing so that we can help more people across the UK.
Its vision and mission statements from 2022 onwards are aspirational and reflect the breadth to its activities.
Vision; every disabled person lives their life to the full.
Mission; to change the lives of disabled people using expertly trained dogs to improve physical, emotional and social wellbeing.
Donate A Car To Support Canine Partners
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Through the use of our free comparison service, you can donate a percentage of your vehicles value to support Canine Partners and we’ll find a local collector who will pay a great price for your scrap or damaged car, passing the proceeds on to Canine Partners to help fund their incredible mission.
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