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OUR JOURNEY

Since 2007, we have been breeding and training specially selected dogs to carry out a range of practical tasks to assist profoundly disabled children and adults in order to achieve greater independence.

OUR JOURNEY…

LET US HELP YOU

We train our dogs to assist with practical, everyday tasks to help a person with a disability to live life to the full, breaking down barriers to the outside world and helping to improve confidence and stress levels.

Let us Help You…

TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE

We are very community focused and our dogs are actively involved in Prisons, Schools, Adolescent Therapy and Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation. We are the only charity globally we know of that have a prison breeding programme.

Together We Make a Difference…

WE NEED YOU!

Each of our very special assistance dogs costs €15,000 to raise, train and care for over their entire lifetime. Our assistance dogs are provided to disabled partners free of charge and we don’t receive any government funding.

We Need You!

WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT

Dogs for the Disabled was founded in 2007 due to a dire need for this type of service.

We listen, we care and everything we do, we do from our hearts. We are are determined to make a positive impact in the lives of those who come to us.

We have a very strict policy that no money passes hands for any dog for any specific child or adult. This is to ensure we retain legal ownership of each dog, which enables us to maintain their welfare and also so that there is no unfair advantage to anyone. However we ask post qualification that the families get involved in any way they can, so that another child or adult could benefit from a gift of an assistance dog like they did!

We are 100% committed to ethical breeding and training and treating everyone with dignity and respect.

Jennifer Dowler,
Founder,
Dogs for the Disabled

OUR SUPPORTERS

PETER O’MAHONY

Our Ambassador

MORE ABOUT PETER…

THE IRELAND FUNDS

Our Sponsor

MORE ABOUT THE IRELAND FUNDS…

BURNS PET NUTRITION

Our Sponsor

MORE ABOUT BURNS…

C&R PRINT

Our Sponsor

MORE ABOUT CR PRINT…

GIFT IDEAS THAT SUPPORT US

OUR 2018 CHRISTMAS CARDS

Our 2018 Dogs for the Disabled Christmas Cards are now on sale! The cards have some lovely photos of our amazing dogs and puppies and are a great way to support us.

ORDER YOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS NOW…

OUR 2019 CALENDAR

Our 2019 calendar is out now! Packed with fabulous images of our dogs, stories about our partnerships, our journey and our future plans, it is available to buy online now for €10 including postage and packing.

ORDER YOUR CALENDAR NOW…

YOU CAN HELP TRANSFORM A CHILD’S LIFE TODAY

DONATE

85% of our applicants are children living with a physical disability and the difference one of our highly trained assistance dogs makes is priceless. We depend entirely on donors like you, as we do not receive any government funding!

MAKE A DONATION…

SPONSOR A PUPPY

Meet Liz. Liz is one of our SuperStar Puppies! She is currently training to become a fully Qualified Assistance Dog. Your Puppy Sponsorship directly supports Liz through this 2 year journey.

SPONSOR LIZ OR ANOTHER SUPER PUPPY…