Founded in 1990, Canine Partners trains dogs to transform the lives of people with disabilities including members of HM Armed Forces injured whilst on active duty. The dogs are trained to help with everyday tasks such as opening and shutting doors, unloading the washing machine, picking up dropped items, pressing buttons and switches, and fetching help in an emergency. These life-enhancing dogs also provide social benefits including increased independence, confidence and self-esteem.
We’re passionate about the work we do with Canine Partners. All puppies in training are fed PURINA® products to help give them the best nutritional start in life and, in 2011-2012, PURINA® employees embarked on a programme to raise £25,000 to help put more Canine Partner puppies into training. We also support a range of other initiatives, including the Bluebell Walks campaign and the Adopt a Puppy scheme. The charity receives no government funding and is wholly dependent on donations from companies and people who care about dogs.
Meet Canine Partners’ new recruits