Assistance dog charity Dog A.I.D. relocates to Shrewsbury

November 2013: National assistance dog charity Dog A.I.D. has recently relocated it’s offices to Shrewsbury and is calling for members of the local community to support its activity in changing the lives of people with disabilities.  The charity is looking for fundraisers, volunteers and trustees to help it continue to teach people with disabilities to train their pet dog to become an assistance dog.
Dog A.I.D. was established in the 1990’s and there are currently 37 fully qualified dogs in residence with their disabled owners throughout the country.  Training takes from 18 months to two years with both dog and owner receiving specialist education from a network of trainers based around the country.  The dog owner is given all the tools required to constantly reinforce training methods learnt and also continue to teach their dog new commands and tasks independently.

The team is now based at New Zealand House, Abbey Foregate in Shrewsbury.  Dog A.I.D. is currently looking for volunteers to help with a number of tasks including administration and fundraising, as well as new Trustees.

Local resident and Chair of Dog A.I.D. Sandra Fraser comments, “Whether you have lots of time to help a local charity that is entirely reliant on donations or a small amount of time, we need your help!  We urgently need voluntary admin support on a regular basis, as well as people to organise fundraising events or take on challenges on our behalf.  If you have less time then we are looking for people to collect stamps, fill up our collecting tins, buy gifts from our online shop and so much more.”

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