New Charity Ambassador

New Charity Ambassador

We are delighted to announce that following the filming for the BBC and short tour of our new training centre, Jean-Christophe agreed to become an ambassador for Dogs for Autism to promote our work further.

Jean-Christophe’s youngest son Valentino was diagnosed with Autism when he was 3 years old, following treatment for cancer.

Jean-Christophe met Dogs for Autism earlier this year when he filmed a special segment for the BBC’s Children in Need Celebrity Bargain Hunt episode. Jean-Christophe met Jan Kiley, COO of Dogs for Autism and Luna, a trained autism assistance dog who has been life-changing for her partner, Zana and her family.

Thank you Jean-Christophe Novelli 💙

Read more about Jean-Christophe and his accolades here.


Radio 2 interview with DfA partner for BBC Children in Need

Radio 2 interview with DfA partner for BBC Children in Need

Tune in to BBC Radio 2 on BBC Sounds all this week to hear Dogs for Autism partner Rebecca talk about the positive impact that her assistance dog Lola, has had on her life.
Rebecca’s interview for BBC Children in Need will be playing at the following times 👇
Tuesday 14th Nov at 15:30
Wednesday 15th Nov at 16:20
Thursday 16th Nov at 11:20
Saturday 18th Nov at 16:20

We are immensely proud of the work we do and thanks to organisations such as @BBCCiN, the grant we receive means we are able to fund the family bonding training of 8 autism assistance dogs a year, every year, for the next three years.

All this is made possible by the generous donations to BBC Children in Need that you give each year.

Watch Children in Need on BBC One from 7pm on Friday 17th November.
BBC Children in Need Bargain Hunt Special with DfA

BBC Children in Need Bargain Hunt Special with DfA

We’re getting ready for an extra special BBC Children in Need this month! 🐾

TV Chef meets DfA partner for Children In Need Special

Christina Trevanion and Pudsey Bear host an action-packed celebrity episode of Bargain Hunt later this month, in celebration of Children in Need 2023.
On the red team, Michelin TV Chef Jean-Christophe Novelli teams up with Caribbean cooking queen Rustie Lee, whilst on the blue team Heather Small – The Voice Of M People is joined by musician Rick Wakeman Music.
In this one-off CIN special, Jean-Christophe, who has a child with autism, makes a visit to a DfA partner in Hampshire where he meets Luna, the Black Labrador autism assistance dog.
Back at the auction hundreds of people gather to bid on the red and blue teams items, with all proceeds going to Children in Need.
Tune in on Friday 17 November at 12:15 pm on BBC One or BBC iPlayer to watch the BBC Children in Need Bargain Hunt special and find out more about our work.
Tune in here to watch the full episode.
Run the Ring Grand Total

Run the Ring Grand Total

Dogs for Autism are delighted to announce that the Run the Ring community raised an incredible £89,468.93.

Cheque Presentation for DfA Team

Presented recently at a special cheque presentation evening, this accomplishment is thanks to all of your dedication and support.

The vast majority of the funds has been donated to us to continue our life-changing work. The donation will enable the training of assistance dogs that will provide support for autistic individuals.

Additionally, £2,595 has been donated to the PATT Foundation. This contribution will fund tree planting to offset the carbon emissions produced by the Run the Ring event.

We are endlessly grateful for this community. Thank you, Ringers, for making a difference in so many lives. Your generosity continues to inspire us.

Canine Life Co. Partnership and Support for Dogs for Autism. 

Canine Life Co. Partnership and Support for Dogs for Autism. 

Canine Life Co. a leading supplier of dog supplements in the UK, and Dogs for Autism are very proud to announce their new partnership.

Special Discount for DfA Supporters

Donating £1 per product sale on selected bestselling products, the company is giving away part of its own profit to support such a worthy cause. It is hoped through this exciting partnership that many dog owners across the nation will both learn of Dogs for Autism and its work – and be happy to know that their choice of supplements for their own loved dogs is helping generate income for the charity, which in turn will help even more people gain access to assistance dogs. 

Kevin Higgsco-founder and director of Canine Life Co. Commented, “As a leading product brand dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all dogs, it is a real joy and privilege to now be supporting such a great cause that goes beyond just a dog’s health but touches upon improving human health and wellbeing as well. We all know the joy and emotions that we gain with our own dogs so to see this being used in such a therapeutic way is brilliant. We hope our customers will join us with their own support for this great cause.” 

Hilary Armour, CEO of Dogs for Autism, added “we are delighted to work with Canine Life Co. whose high-quality dog supplements already help thousands of dog owners to see better health in their own dogs. To now have Canine Life Co.’s customer base introduced to our charity and our work is fantastic – plus by simply buying any of their senior products they will be directly contributing to our ability to reach and help many more deserving people with our Assistance dogs.” 

Shop for the Canine Life products here and get a 10% Discount!