Buddy dog


Our buddy dogs bring a new friend into the lives of children with sight loss, they can have a hugely positive effect on your child’s wellbeing.

A buddy dog is a friendly, well-behaved pet dog and a great way to show your child the responsibility of caring for a dog. They can help increase your child's physical activity, build confidence, create better relationships with others, and develop a sense of fun and trust.

Buddy dogs are looked after and paid for by your family, including vets’ bills and insurance, but are owned by Guide Dogs.

A buddy dog is not a guide dog, so it cannot be used as a mobility aid for sighted assistance, it may be refused entry to public places such as shops, cafes and schools, or taxis and hire cars.

Services Offered

  • Disability
  • Isolation and Loneliness
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mobility
  • Physical Disability
  • Sport and Exercise

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Last Updated: 21/02/2024

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