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Brainy Dogs

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Brainy Dogs is a unique project.

Rescue dogs from Felixstowe Blue Cross are trained by prisoners to become companion dogs to people with a brain injury or neurological condition.

After a brain injury or neurological condition people can experience a personality change which may result in them losing friends and family.  The dogs fill the gap that this leaves.

Meet Billy, a very special dog trained through our Brainy Dogs project, who has made a big difference to Natasha: Watch the video by BBC Suffolk

Some dogs live with our clients as pets.  Others stay at the centre as pets to all who want to be involved.  Clients can walk the dogs, groom them and feed them with support from the Brainy Dogs Coordinator.

You can download the following four application forms and email them to Sophie, the Brainy Dogs Coordinator.

Would you like a Brainy Dog?  Contact us through the website.


External Links to Articles:
Brainy Dogs in Suffolk Magazine  |  Brainy Dogs at a National Lottery photoshoot!  |  Brainy Dogs in Readers Digest

Former stray Lily helps at Care Centre

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Our Brainy Dogs vehicle made possible thanks to Seven Asset and Petplan.

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