This is Todd, who is about to start his journey to become a life-saving dog!

Sponsor Todd

Sponsor Todd today and share his amazing adventures as he trains to become a life-saving Medical Detection Dog

By sponsoring a Medical Detection Dogs puppy, you’ll be making a huge difference by helping to support their care and training. Sponsor a gorgeous puppy from just £5 a month and watch them grow from a bundle of fur to a fully qualified Medical Detection Dog.

It can take up to 2 years to train a puppy and costs £29,000 to care for, train, place and support a dog and his or her partner to become an accredited assistance dog team.

During their training they live with volunteer socialisers and their families. For as little as £5 a month you can help us create lots more life-saving Medical Alert Assistance Dog partnerships.

After completing their advanced training, your puppy will give freedom and independence to one of our clients – what an amazing gift.

When you sponsor a puppy you’ll receive:

A fantastic welcome pack

*Pack varies based on your gift amount.

Regular updates about your puppy’s training

The difference a sponsor puppy can make

Henry was once a sponsor puppy…

Elizabeth says…

“Thank you for being my best friend, my hero, my reason for getting up in the morning.
Thank you for being my ray of sunshine on cloudy days and for licking up all the tears when it rains.
Thank you for keeping me safe and for always putting a smile on my face.”

Puppy sponsorship makes a great gift

Sponsor Todd

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does puppy sponsorship last?

It can take from 18 – 24 months for a puppy to complete its training and qualify as a fully trained assistance dog. Sometimes it can take a little less or even a bit longer, depending on the individual dog. 

You will follow your puppy’s journey from their socialisers home, to their early puppy training and then on to their more advanced training with a final pupdate once they have completed their training. 

Your sponsorship will continue beyond the placement of the puppy. Your ongoing support will help us fund this, and other areas of our life-saving work

Am I the only person sponsoring the puppy?
It costs £29,000 to train a Medical Alert Assistance Dog. This covers the first two years – from birth to accreditation. After that, it costs £1,000 per year to support the working partnership.

We wouldn’t expect you to fund the total cost by yourself so by sponsoring a puppy each month it gives you and other people the opportunity to fund a puppy’s training as well as further areas of our vital work.

It’s a bit like the puppy having an extended family.

Will my money go to the puppy I sponsored?
Your donations will help support their care and training and will also be used by Medical Detection Dogs wherever the need is greatest. 

Your donation will make a big difference and is very gratefully received. We receive no government funding and so rely on donations to continue our life-changing work.

Can I meet my sponsored puppy?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to meet your puppy.  It is very important the puppy’s concentrate fully on their training with minimal distractions.

However, you’ll receive regular pupdates which will give you a fantastic insight into how your puppy is growing and all the different things they are getting up to.

Do all puppies complete their training?
It takes a very special dog to learn all the skills required to be an assistance dog, and we hope your puppy will make it through training. Naturally, some dogs don’t meet our high standards and we withdraw them from training. We take these decisions very seriously as we must keep the welfare and safety of our clients and the dogs we train at the heart of everything we do. 

If your puppy is unable to complete its training, it will be rehomed with a loving family and we will write to you to let you know. 

Can I name a Medical Detection Dog Puppy?

Yes. If you make a donation or raise (with your friends and family) £4,000 or more, you can give one of our Medical Detection Dog puppies a name. Please call 01296 655888 for further information or visit our Name a Puppy pages.

Sponsor by post

If you would prefer to sponsor our puppies by post please download, print and return our Sponsor a Puppy Form
If you would like a form posted to you, please call our fundraising team on 01296 655888

For further information please contact fundraising@medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk

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