Merry Christmas

From all of us at Canine Concern

Welcome to Canine Concern

We provide care dogs to the whole community throughout England and Wales. We are a charity that specialises in bringing joy and reassurance into the lives of the elderly, vulnerable and many others who may benefit from our service.

Our care dogs, along with their trained volunteer owners, can visit a range of locations and these visits can be incredibly beneficial to people experiencing a variety of situations. For example, our care dogs can visit care homes to help the elderly combat loneliness; hospitals to help patients’ mental health and recovery; companies and offices to reduce stress levels in staff; and many more.

Our care dogs can even visit secure units, such as prisons, helping to break down barriers and bring a sense of normality into the lives of the people living there. In addition to this, schools are also benefiting from our care dog service, through our Read to Dogs programme, and we are proud to be officially recognised by The Kennel Club for our work.

There are many ways you can get involved: you could join us as a Canine Concern care dog volunteer, make a valued donation, become a supporter of our charity or book one of our care dogs for a visit.

Canine Concern Paw in the Sand Appeal

Now we are on the way to longer days and hopefully warmer weather, and maybe even days on the beach, let’s have some fun whilst dreaming of these better days. You can dedicate a paw in the sand on a virtual beach and donate to our charity.

The paw could be dedicated to your dog, a loved one or our charity.

Please help us to continue our good work with our volunteers who regularly visits schools, universities, emergency services, care/nursing homes, hospitals, special needs’ establishments and secure units.

To you all we offer our gratitude, best wishes, health, and happiness in 2024.

From the Staff & Trustees of Canine Concern.

Become part of a winning team

Our charity relies on our valued team of volunteers and we always encourage enquiries from new volunteers and their lovable furry friends. All dog breeds, crossbreeds, shapes and sizes are welcome; the all important factor is temperament, which we will thoroughly assess before making an offer of membership. Care dogs should be friendly and outgoing, highly obedient and calm, healthy and well-groomed – and love to be fussed.

Because we are a charity who believes in being inclusive and we welcome people from all walks of life, we ask for just an £16 a year donation for membership for 1 handler and 1 dog, with just another £6 for any additional handler or dog. A bargain to be able to give so much support to others with your dog insured for doing our charity work

“We would like to thank the National Lottery Community fund for supporting our work.  It acknowledges the work that we achieve, which is ever growing in the community. Our thanks and gratitude to the support that they have shown us.”

Donations to our charity ensure the future of our work

We always appreciate and welcome donations of any size to our charity. We actively seek support from the public and corporate bodies, as without their help we could not survive. The more funds we generate, the more we can put straight back into the community with our Canine Concern care dogs and related schemes.