Charities & Causes

Dogstival is delighted to be supporting a number of selected charities and causes for our 2021 event.

Dogs Trust

Dogs Trust

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity. We care for around 15,000 lost and abandoned dogs each year through our network of 20 Rehoming Centres.  By sponsoring one of these dogs you can help Dogs Trust give them all the love, care and cuddles they deserve.

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Autism & Epilepsy Support Dogs

Autism & Epilepsy Support Dogs

Support Dogs is a national charity dedicated to increasing independence and quality of life for people with various medical conditions. We provide, train and support specialist assistance dogs to achieve this.

We specialise in three specific programmes:

  • Autism assistance dogs for children with autism.
  • Seizure alert dogs for people with epilepsy. Our dogs are trained to provide a 100% reliable, up to 50 minute warning prior to the onset of an epileptic seizure.
  • Disability assistance dogs for people with physical disabilities.

Established in 1992, Support Dogs works across England, Scotland and Wales and provides all it services entirely free of charge to those in need of them.  However the charity relies solely on voluntary donations and receives no government funding.

Working with rescue dogs

We are proud that 1 in 4 of the dogs we train come to us from rescue centres or as unwanted pets. You can find out more about our work giving rescue dogs a second chance here  Rehoming pet and rescue dogs.

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Medical Detection Dogs

Medical Detection Dogs

Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease with the aim of developing faster, more efficient and less invasive diagnostics that lead to better patient outcomes.

We are at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and other life-threatening diseases, including Parkinson’s disease and bacterial infections.  Our Bio Detection Dogs are trained to find the odour of those diseases in samples such as urine, breath and sweat and our work has the potential to benefit millions.

We already apply what we know about the science of canine olfaction to benefit people by training Medical Alert Assistance Dogs to detect minute changes in an individual’s personal odour triggered by their disease and alert them to an impending medical event, helping them manage complex, life-threatening medical conditions and improving their quality of life.

We rely on the generosity of our supporters, charitable trusts and foundations and members of the public to fund our life-saving work.

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Pets As Therapy

Pets As Therapy

We are a national charity founded in 1983 by Lesley Scott-Ordish. We enhance health and wellbeing in the community through the visits of trusted volunteers with their behaviourally assessed animals. We provide a visiting service in hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, special needs schools and a variety of other venues all across the UK.

Our therapeutic visits:

  • Enhance lives in our communities by providing companionship and friendship and helps to tackle loneliness.
  • Improve the lives of people suffering from debilitating mental and physical health conditions and illnesses such as Autism, Dementia and Stroke by including animal assisted interventions as part of a holistic approach to treatment.
  • Improve literacy in children by developing their confidence, interest and enjoyment in reading through our read2dogs scheme.

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Testimonial:

Dogstival 2020

We absolutely loved your show! The whole weekend was seamless and had such a great atmosphere. A big thanks to the Dogstival team as well for the professionalism throughout and friendly nature witnessed. Thanks again for the opportunity and look forward to working with you next year.

 

Stallholder Simon K9 Crew

WITH THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS & PARTNERS

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