For Autism, Epilepsy and Disability.
Our Amazing Dogs Save Lives.

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Support Dogs is a small charity and we rely heavily on the support of our volunteers to make our life changing work possible.

We'd love you to join us in any of the many roles available.

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Autism assistance

Our autism assistance dog programme works to increase safety and the ability to have more socially inclusive life for autistic children aged between 3 and 10 years of age and their families.



Epilepsy seizure alert

Our seizure alert dogs are trained to provide a 100% reliable warning up to 50 minutes prior to an oncoming epileptic seizure, enabling clients to get to a place of safety, and enabling them to live more independently.



Disability assistance

Our disability assistance dogs are trained to support their owners by carrying out tasks tailored to their needs such as dressing and undressing, loading and unloading the washing machine, and raising the alarm. They also enable clients to lead more sociable, independent lives.



Our Impact

Cohen now has the confidence to try most things, to speak, to sing, to walk bare foot on the sand!

Read Cohen’s story



hours of life saving support over the last 12 months



hours of volunteer work over the past year


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Sponsor a dog

  • Cobble

    Labrador Essex Read more

  • Digby

    Dalmatian Nottinghamshire Read more

  • Sponsor Chorizo

    Chorizo is the first Dachshund disability assistance dog in the UK! She is based in Gloucestershire and her birthday is on the 27th March . Read more

  • Elvis

    Elvis is a Labrador Retriever working as an amazing Autism assistance dog in Yorkshire! Read more

Fundraising Events

  • Great North Run 2024

    The world-famous half marathon takes you from Newcastle city centre to the coast at South Shields. The world’s biggest and best half marathon – famous for its warm North East welcome and unbeatable atmosphere. Take it to the next level by running in one of our Scooby Doo outfits! Read more

  • Inflatable 5K Challenge

    A fun-filled event for the whole family! Take on the challenge of an inflatable obstacle course with locations across the UK. Read more

  • Support Dogs doggy Olympics

    Click here to register YOUR DOG for our Doggy Olympics! We need your dog to take on a summer of sport and fun Olympic style challenges, while raising vital funds for Support Dogs. Read more

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