This week marks International Assistance Dog Week and the UK charity Canine Partners have adopted the awareness week in a bid to raise awareness of the life changing jobs assistance dogs do every day.
Canine Partners have had support from a York based insurance company since 2013, joining their newest brand, The Insurance Emporium, this year; with the Yorkshire business insuring all dogs in training and actively working at the charity.
As part of the awareness week the public is being encouraged to take a selfie with their dog and post it online with the #Woofie hashtag.
The Insurance Emporium chief operating officer, Karen Howells-Lee, said: “It’s important that we support charities like Canine Partners as much as we can; assistance dogs do a fantastic job and they make such a difference to people’s lives.
“We are proud to support and get involved in this campaign to help spread awareness of the amazing work this charity does.
“It costs £20,000 for an assistance dog to be fully trained and supported throughout its partnership with a person in need. Any donations or support the public can give is gratefully appreciated.”
Canine Partners’ corporate and community engagement manager, Jane Grant, said: “We’re extremely grateful for all of the support the team at The Insurance Emporium has given us in getting behind our #Woofie campaign for International Assistance Dog week.
“They have been taking some fantastic selfies with their dogs to help us raise awareness of our work while raising funds to help us continue training our amazing assistance dogs that transform the lives of disabled people.
“We hope to continue the fantastic and life-changing relationship between the two organisations.”
To donate text WOOF08 and the amount you wish to donate for example £5 to 70070.