Charity Trained Eligibility:

To process your application for a Helpful Hound, please see the following criteria:

You must:

  • Live within Dorset, Hampshire or Wiltshire.
  • Have a medical diagnosis of your/your child’s disability, or be in the process of getting the medical diagnosis.
  • Be between the ages of 5 years-18 years old.
  • Have a secure back garden.
  • Allow the dog, once it is placed with your family, to have a minimum of two hours of downtime where the dog is not working.

If you meet all of the above criteria, then please email enquiries@helpfulhounds.org.uk with the following information:

  • Your Full Name
  • Name of the person who will be partnered with the Helpful Hound
  • Age of client.
  • Full Address/County you reside in.
  • Preferred contact details eg mobile number
  • Disability/ies that the Helpful Hound will help with.
  • Bit of background information on yourself/person who will be partnered with Helpful Hound.
  • Why you or the young person you know will benefit from having a Helpful Hound.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Owner Trained Eligibility:

It is important to note that all sessions related to the training of an Owner Trained Helpful Hound are priced at £40.

We at Helpful Hounds have noted that parents and carers of young people will spend hundreds and sometimes thousands of pounds on various therapies in order to grant independence and improve the quality of the young person’s life.

We view the training of an Owner Trained Helpful Hound in the same way that parents and carers view the various therapies such as Speech and Language Therapy, Arts Therapy, Music Therapy and Hydrotherapy.

The end result is a far greater quality of life for the young person and their family.

To process your application for a Helpful Hound, please see the following criteria:

You must:

  • Live within Dorset, Hampshire or Wiltshire.
  • Have a medical diagnosis of your/your child’s disability, or be in the process of getting the medical diagnosis.
  • Have a dog under the age of seven.
  • Be over the age of six/the client must be over the age of six.
  • Have a secure back garden.
  • The dog will receive at least two hours per day when he/she is ‘off duty’ and allowed to just be a dog

If you meet all of the following criteria, then please email enquiries@helpfulhounds.org.uk with the following information:

  • Your Full Name
  • Name of Dog
  • Breed of Dog
  • Name of the person who will be partnered with the Helpful Hound
  • Age of client (if young person)
  • Age of Dog
  • Full Address/County you reside in
  • Preferred contacted details eg mobile number
  • Disability/ies that the Helpful Hound will help with
  • Bit of background information on yourself/person who will be partnered with Helpful Hound
  • Why you or the person you know will benefit from having your dog trained up to become a Helpful Hound
  • Any obedience/behavioural issues that your dog has

 

We look forward to hearing from you soon!