We are delighted to announce that our dogs can detect the smell of COVID-19 with high levels of accuracy.

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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.

To all our supporters

We wanted to give you an update on what we here at MDD are doing to continue providing our life-saving service whilst at the same time minimising the risk of spreading Covid-19.

Following the latest instruction from government, and in order to protect our staff and ensure that we can carry on with the essential services that people’s lives depend on, our operations will mostly be carried out remotely and electronically.

Much of our effort at the moment is continuing to support our vulnerable clients, so please be aware that response times to general enquiries or non-essential communications are likely to be longer than normal. Rest assured every enquiry is important to us and we will endeavour to respond to each one in time.

We are incredibly grateful for the donations we receive, which are more important now than ever because we predict fundraising activities will be affected, but it will also take us longer to thank you for those because of the reduction in the number of staff able to attend our Centre.

Among all the concerning news at this time, we will try to keep a steady stream of good news on our social media pages, to help remind us all of the amazing abilities of our life-saving dogs and their impact on the people they help, which we couldn’t do without the amazing support you give us. Follow us on Facebook @MedicalDetectionDogs, Twitter @MedDetectDogs and Instagram@medicaldetectiondogs

Thank you for your patience at this challenging time and please look after yourselves.

The MDD team

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.

The £50 Challenge

Puppy sponsorship

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

The £50 Challenge


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.


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