Dogs for Good

Train dogs to help disabled people with practical tasks

January 2017:

Unfortunately due to an exceptionally high number of enquiries and a long waiting list, they are not currently accepting new applicants for this service. Please keep checking the website for updates about when the list will re-open.


To improve the quality of life for a disabled person through a partnership with an assistance dog for their greater independence, increased sense of security, renewed confidence, improved health and companionship.

Services provided:

Dogs for Good trains assistance dogs for adults with physical disabilities. Every dog is specially trained to help with practical tasks that many people with disabilities find difficult or impossible to do, such as:

  • Opening and closing doors
  • Helping with dressing and undressing
  • Retrieving items such as mobile telephones or dropped articles like keys or a bag
  • Loading and emptying the washing machine
  • Pressing a pedestrian crossing button
  • Reaching up to shop-counters with items such as a wallet

A registered assistance dog provides an extension of the person’s abilities, and is allowed by law to accompany their partner into public places such as shops, restaurants and also to travel on public transport.


The Frances Hay Centre
Blacklocks Hill
OX17 2BS

Phone: 01295 252 600

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