Canine Partners is a Heyshott charity that trains assistance dogs for people with limited mobility or disability. The money was raised at an afternoon of four-legged fun, with furry fancy dress, a doggy tombola, canine cakes and a hot dog stand as well as the main events: a fun dog show and a demonstration by two trained Canine Partners assistance dogs, Saffy and May, of their amazing skills.
The money raised will hopefully be enough to buy a new puppy and fund the first year of its training, putting the charity well on its way to being able to make a huge difference in the life of another person with restricted movement or a disability. The canine partners provide practical day-to-day assistance with tasks that may be difficult, painful or impossible to perform. They also provide that special companionship, unconditional love and affection which is so unique to dogs.
The winners in each category of the fun dog show at Oakwood presented the cheque to staff from Canine Partners and were delighted to meet four of the assistance dogs, including the newest trainee, labradoodle puppy Cinno!