Regain confidence,
one step at a time.

Community dogs and their handlers help people with dementia achieve specific goals through a structured program, carried out within their own community.

Working together,
at your own pace.

This Animal Assisted Therapy approach supports people with dementia to rebuild confidence and independence in their community.  Working together with referring Health and Social Care practitioners we offer a set of weekly sessions, designed for individuals or groups.  The sessions are shaped around personal and meaningful goals – such as reconnecting into community activities or increasing mobility and movement. Our trained Community Dogs are a key part of the sessions, acting as amazing catalysts for joy, social interaction and motivation.

How Dementia Community Dog works

I think Billy has worked his magic. Mum is showered, sitting in her chair, and playing scrabble!! This is the best she's been for three weeks.

Enquire about Community Dog sessions

If you live in mainland Scotland and would like to find out more about how this service could support someone you professionally support with dementia, or your personal family member, please submit a referral form below and one of our team will be back in touch.

Communities coming together

Read our latest evaluation report on the impact of our community dog work