Meet our latest recruit, rescue puppy, Chilli

Could you help sponsor the skipper of our puppy team and lifesaver in training, Harry…?

Dogs to help early diagnosis of bowel cancer

Her Majesty The Queen continues as our Royal Patron

We need Socialisers to help our dogs start their life-journeys

Stories from individuals who manage complex medical conditions on a day-to-day basis.

Discover the impact of our work

Bio Detection Dogs

Bio Detection Dogs

We carry out ground breaking research to improve early diagnosis of cancer and other diseases.

Medical Alert Assistance Dogs

Medical Alert Assistance Dogs

We train dogs to support people with life-threatening health conditions, saving their lives on a daily basis and helping the NHS by keeping them out of hospital.

Ways that you can help us to train more life-saving dogs

The £50 Challenge


There are lots of ways in which you can get involved and support us.

Sponsor a puppy

Puppy sponsorship

By sponsoring a Medical Detection Dogs puppy, you’ll be making a huge difference by helping to support their care and training.



Volunteers are essential to the work we do, providing help and support to vital services from socialising our puppies through to driving and working in the office.


Super Sniffers: An Introduction to Medical Detection Dogs

Join our webinar as we tell you how it all started, introduce you to our amazing dogs, and share the science behind the sniff.

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Interested in hearing more about the hard work that we do? Why not sign up for our e-news to keep up to date with all the latest news, events and how you can be involved.

Latest News

From rescue pup to trainee lifesaver

Our latest four-legged recruit is a rescue puppy from Battersea Dogs and...

Her Majesty the Queen to continue as Patron of Medical Detection Dogs

Photograph by Hugo BernardWe are delighted to announce that Her Majesty...

Dogs to help early diagnosis of bowel cancer

Our new project to train dogs to detect the odour of colorectal (bowel)...

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