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Guide Dogs - Buddy Dogs for Children

Companion dogs for children and young people.

At Guide Dogs we believe that a dog can make a remarkable difference in any child’s life by fostering a sense of responsibility and companionship through the human/animal bond. 

Buddy dogs are guide dogs that haven't qualified to work as mobility assistance dogs but can improve the quality of life of children and young people who are blind and partially sighted by; contributing to sensory and physical development, enhancing their confidence and self-esteem, countering isolation and depression, increasing levels of exercise and improving their communication skills. In some cases, a buddy dog can help to assess whether a young person could benefit from a guide dog in the future. 

Please contact your local team for more info.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Guide Dogs
0345 1430220
Guide Dog Website
Parent Organisation
Guide Dogs

Page last reviewed: 25/08/2020