Medical Alert Assistance Dogs

Our Medical Alert Assistance Dogs support individuals with complex health conditions who have limited awareness of an impending life-threatening medical event.

These dogs are provided to clients by the charity or can be dogs owned by clients.

Using their amazing sense of smell, dogs can be trained to identify minute odour changes emitted prior to an emergency and alert the person to take preventative action.

Our dogs are currently working for people with:

  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS)
  • Addison’s disease
  • Severe allergies
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Other endocrine disorders
  • Episodes of sudden health deterioration

By assisting individuals with their condition, our dogs help reduce 999 calls and hospital admissions, giving people and their families/carers greater confidence and independence, enabling them to lead a full and happy life.

 Client Equal Opportunities Statement 

The Charity is committed to treating every potential applicant equally and actively welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All applications will be considered equally, regardless of age, gender or gender re-assignment, marital status, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, religion, religious or philosophic belief, ethnic or national origin or disability. 

As such, individual applications will be progressed onto our waiting list solely on the basis of our selection criteria. This includes applicants who are detrimentally affected by their health condition, who have made every attempt to manage it by other means and to whom we feel we can be of most assistance. 

You can hear from our co-founder, Dr Claire Guest and Programme Manager, Simone Brainch, about how our Medical Alert Assistance Dogs help our clients by watching the following video:

You can learn more about how our Medical Alert Assistance Dogs make a positive difference to the lives of the people they help, understand our eligibility criteria or find more information for healthcare professionals by following these links:

Am I Eligible?

Do I meet the eligibility criteria to be partnered with a Medical Alert Assistance Dog?

Client Stories

Individuals who manage complex medical conditions on a day-to-day basis.

Further information

Information for Scientists and Health Care Professionals.

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