Purplefish supports Power of Dogs at the SS Great Britain

We’re delighted to be supporting the upcoming Power of Dogs event hosted by national charity Dogs for Good which makes life-changing differences to people with disabilities through specially trained dogs.

On Thursday 14 November, the charity is holding a unique and inspiring event on the SS Great Britain, Bristol, to celebrate the positive impact these four-legged friends can have.

From 6:30pm-9:00pm, dog lovers, professionals working in the animal sector and anyone with a curiosity about the role dogs play in our society are invited for an evening of debate, awareness-raising and entertainment focused on the benefits and delights that dogs bring to people.

The charity supports people with a range of needs including physical disabilities, autism, dementia and learning disabilities, enabling them to lead more independent lives through the help of trained dogs. Demand for its services is at an all-time high, with the charity receiving over 5,000 enquiries in 2018.

The Power of Dogs event will celebrate the huge impact that dogs have on health and wellbeing, as well as how they can improve quality of life and reduce the need for care.

Leading figures and celebrities in the world of dogs will be sharing their expertise, experiences and passion, including:

  • canine behaviour adviser, presenter and author Sarah Fisher;
  • ‘Secret Life of Dogs’ director Barney Revill;
  • Stephen Jenkinson, access adviser to The Kennel Club; and
  • Dr John Bradshaw, writer and academic in the field of behaviour and welfare of domestic dogs and cats, and their relationships with people.

Dogs for Good client Kathy Hancock will also be speaking on the night about her assistance dog partnership with Neptune, and about how the charity and these highly trained dogs have supported her.

As well as the speakers, members of the Purplefish team will be in attendance at the event that is set to be a delightful doggy day of speeches from powerful poochy professionals.

Tickets for the event cost £10 and can be purchased from www.dogsforgood.org/powerofdogs. For more information on the event, call 01295 252600, email info@dogsforgood.org or contact a member of the Purplefish team at 0117 925 1358.