RECOVERY Assistance Dogs Will Win at CRUFTS

RECOVERY Assistance Dogs went to CRUFTS 2017 for the first time and raised over £1,168.That just shows how the wider public, especially those that love dogs, appreciate how these Assistance Dogs help their owners to recover from Mental Health problems. We gave away over 500 Rosettes for a small donation to people who recognise the winning work that dogs do to help with Mental Health problems like depression, anxiety, loneliness, agoraphobia, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Eating Disorders and Personality Disorders. Many people would like a RAD Dog to win the Friends for Life award at CRUFTS 2018 that:


 “Celebrates those dogs in our lives that provide lifetime service, support, love and devotion. This is a showcase of how dogs can be true heroes and make an extraordinary contribution to our lives and in many cases, change our lives.”


“Many of us at RECOVERY Assistance Dogs have completely recovered from Mental Health problems with the help of our trained dogs.” Liz Maitland says, “Clients have recovered from Bipolar, Schizophrenia and Common Mental Health problems thanks to the training we do to help the dog stop symptoms of panic attacks, anxiety, anger, grief and fear.”


Liz has written a book called ‘Training Dogs for Your Wellbeing’ that was sold at the CRUFTS Stand. The training exercises prove with the help of a short survey that ‘training a dog is definitely a therapy for Mental Health and Wellbeing’.

You can buy this Training Manual for £5 on the website


 All the money goes towards this amazing Charity with it’s Dog Training expertise to help people to recover their wellbeing when they have a diagnosed Mental Health problem.


If you would like to find out more about having a RECOVERY Assistance Dog to help you, if you want to help as a Volunteer or to give a donation please ring 0116 262 3946 or contact us on the Website. In particular we need Volunteers to socialise puppies for 6 months – 1 year and Sponsors for the RAD Puppies.

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RECOVERY Assistance Dogs at CRUFTS 2017 - Find us at Stand 4-148d.

We are delighted to have just heard that we have got a Stand at CRUFTS 2017. If you are competing at CRUFTS or have been shortlisted for 'Friends for Ever' then please let me know as we would like to write something about you in the Special CRUFTS Heads Up Magazine and on our Graphics at the Stand. So please send us any information or pictures as soon as possible.

We have a few spare free tickets if you would like to help us over the four days Thursday 9 March - Sunday 12 March. We anticipate that if you are having a free ticket you might be able to help us for a maximum of 5 hours per day (less or more if you like as we will be at the Stand from 8.15am-6.15pm). Would you be able to sell things at the Stall and raise Sponsorship for the various RAD Dogs on offer? We are particularly looking for people who have a RAD Dog that has passed Level 1 and has a RAD Jacket to come and raise some Sponsorship for their Dog. It should be good fun and a benefit for us all. 

We would be happy if you would like to come and do 2 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the afternoon your hours might be something like this:

10.00am - 11.00am 
30 mins break
11.30 - 12.30pm

BREAK For Lunch

2pm - 3pm
30 mins break
3.30pm - 4.30pm
30 mins break
5.00pm - 6.00pm

If you do want to come we will agree your times on the stall directly with you so as to fit in with others. The hours could be less or more as you require.

Incidentally if you have a RAD Assistance Dog (Trained atleast to Level 1 and with a RAD Vis Jacket) you will be able to have a 'Carer' come in free with you.

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