Assistance and therapy animals
In this section you can find useful links to organisations which specialise in assistance and therapy animals
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Canine Concern Scotland Trust
CCST run a Scottish pet therapy service, Therapet
Canine Partners assists disabled people to enjoy greater independence and a better quality of life through the help of specially trained dogs.
DELTA - The Human Animal Health Connection
Aims to improve human health by service and therapy animals.
Dogs for the Disabled
Dogs for the Disabled is a charity that trains specially selected dogs to carry out a range of practical tasks to assist disabled children and adults in order to achieve greater independence.
Equine Assisted Therapy
Promoting mental well being through interaction with horses.
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Guide Dogs for the Blind aims to provide guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services that meet the needs of blind and partially-sighted people.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a registered charity that trains dogs to alert severely and profoundly deaf people to sounds they cannot hear such as the alarm clock, baby cry, smoke alarm and many others.
Pets As Therapy
Pets As Therapy provides temperament assessed/vaccinated PAT Dogs and PAT Cats with registered volunteers to hospitals, hospices, residential care homes, day centres, special needs schools and many other establishments often providing comfort, companionship and therapy.
Search and Rescue Dogs Association
The Search and Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) Southern Scotland is a non profit making, voluntary organisation to help the Police and Mountain Rescue Teams search for missing people.
Support Dogs is a UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with epilepsy and people with disabilities by training dogs to act as efficient and safe assistants.
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