What is Dog A.I.D.?
Dog A.I.D. is a registered charity and is accredited to Assistance Dogs UK and Assistance Dogs International.
All those involved with Dog A.I.D. are volunteers.
We provide pet dog training to people over fifteen years old with physical disabilities up to Assistance Dog standard where suitable.
We do not supply either trained dogs or puppies.
A qualified dog is on a par with a Guide Dog.
Who can Dog A.I.D. help?
We help those over fifteen who have a physical disability which impairs their movement and their ability to perform tasks such as picking up dropped objects, opening and shutting doors, finding articles which have been mislaid, putting washing in the machine, taking it out, placing articles where required, fetching help and many other tasks.
The dogs also simply with their presence give reassurance, confidence and independence to their owners.
We do not at the present time, have the resources to accept those with mental impairment, autism, or those with epilepsy who require a seizure alert dog. Nor do we accept clients with hearing impairment unless they have another significant physical disability.