Support Dogs relies heavily on the efforts, dedication and kindness of our volunteers. Over the past 12 months our volunteers have donated 61,000 hours of support to our work, and we are so grateful to every single one of them.

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of when this special couple we would like to give our special thanks to today, first began their involvement with Support Dogs.

 Initially Syd and Liz Moyes from Sheffield started as foster carers for the charity.

As retired teachers they knew how to ensure our dogs had the best education possible and the couple have gone on to foster well over 20 Support Dogs for the charity.

This includes Oofah, a  large black lab; Barney, a seizure alert dog in Doncaster, whom they continued to care for after the client had died; Willow, who graduated as a gentle autism assistance dog but during training sent Syd flying head over heels during a walk in the woods; Fudge, the lovely spaniel, who sadly become seriously ill and for whom they provided loving care in her final weeks and days, and Nelson, the devoted disability assistance dog.

Throughout the past decade they have dedicated hours of their time to raise vital awareness of the charity. Helping to raise funds at every supermarket imaginable and selling raffle tickets at countless community shows and events. They've also had celebrations of birthdays and anniversaries where they have asked for donations to Support Dogs in lieu of gifts. 

Support Dogs' fundraising manager Danny Anderson said:" Syd and Liz are real stars for the charity and we're extremely grateful to them for all their efforts on our behalf over the past decade."