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Meet the Wonder Dogs changing lives in Bucks

Medical Dectection Dog - Claire and Magic

Published by Charlotte Fisher at 5:40am 9th August 2018.

Meet the Wonder Dogs that change people's lives in Buckinghamshire. 

An inspiring exhibition at Bucks County Museum will be celebrating the amazing and life-changing work of assistance dogs.

These dogs work with people with a range of disabilities and medical conditions and help them to overcome daily challenges and lead full lives.

In the UK, there are eight accredited assistance dog charities with over 7,000 active working dogs and this exhibition looks at four of them.

Medical Detection Dog
Medical Detection Dog

Charities

  • Dogs for Good which improves the lives of people with physical disabilities and children with autism.
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind which is the most well-known and longest running of the charities, enabling people with vision impairments lead full lives.
  • Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, based in Saunderton, Bucks, changes the lives of adults and children with hearing impairments.
  • Medical Detection Dogs, based in Great Horwood, Bucks, keeps people with complex medical conditions safe.

The exhibition tells the stories of the owners and how their dogs help them in their lives.

It also looks at The Dogs Nose and the pioneering work of the Bio Detection Dogs, who use a dogs' fantastic sense of smell to detect diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's disease and malaria. 

Michelle and Clive
Michelle and Clive

Exhibition:

The four charities featured in the exhibition will bring their own Wonder Dogs and owners to the museum for you to meet and find out more about the life-changing work and brilliant things these amazing dogs do. 

  • Meet a Medical Detection Dog - Today (Thursday 9th August)
  • Meet a Guide Dog - Thursday 16th August
  • Meet a Dogs for Good Assistance Dog - Thursday 23rd August
  • Meet a Hearing Dog - Thursday 30th August

Wonder Dogs runs until 13th October with each event from 11am-12pm.

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