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Support Dogs’ Search For Superheroes

Support Dogs’ Search For Superheroes

Support Dogs offer help to young children and adults with autism, epilepsy, and physical disabilities and they’re looking for new recruits to become super support dogs.

Support Dogs offer help to young children and adults with autism, epilepsy, and physical disabilities. You may remember Duffy, the Labrador discovered on Preloved by the charity. She was re-homed with a lady in South Wales after her training, and even learnt to help with the laundry!

Duffy, helping her owner with the laundry

Duffy, helping her owner with the laundry

Support Dogs are recruiting. Dogs, that is!

They’re always looking for suitable new recruits to become Super Support Dogs. Without a breeding programme of their own, they find these four-legged heroes from rescue centres, breeding centres and, of course, Preloved.

What makes a Super Support Dog?

  • Age: Approximately between the ages of 8 months and 3 years old.
  • Type / breed: Most breeds and types are considered and they have a wide variety of breeds currently as Support Dogs.
  • Personality and temperament: These are the most important aspects considered when assessing if a dog may have what it takes to become a Support Dog. The dogs need to be confident, well rounded individuals who haven’t shown signs of aggression.
  • Motivation: Ideally the dogs are motivated and interested in food, toys, and people.
  • Training: The level of training a dog has is not a problem as the Support Dogs organisation will teach them all they need to know. The team can channel the dogs natural abilities to help them reach their maximum potential.

What to do if you know of a potentially suitable dog

If you have, or know of, a dog who might be what they’re looking for then please get in touch with Laura on laura.kay@supportdogs.org.uk

Alternatively, because they ensure no trainee ever spends the night in kennels, if you’d like to be considered as a foster family for one of the pooches while they complete their extensive training programme please contact Sophie.

Support Dogs, helping keep young children safe

Support Dogs, helping keep young children safe

Support Dogs

Working across England, Scotland and Wales, the registered charity
provide, train, and support specialist assistance dogs to help young children and adults with
autism, epilepsy and physical disabilities

Registered Charity No. 1088281



Tina Hidderley

Tina Hidderley

Campaign Manager

Having recently moved into a new home, Tina devotes most weekends to scouring salvage events for antique treasures and restoration projects, and spends far too many hours watching DVD boxsets.