About us

Supporting Paws is a Community Interest Company (CIC) that trains assistance and companion dogs for a variety of disabilities and needs.

Supporting Paws has two directors, both passionate about how an assistance dog can enhance and change the lives of an entire family.

Kate is an experienced canine behaviourist and trainer, striving to get the best out of canine and human partnerships. Responsible for the training of our dogs, Kate ensures they all reach the required standards and remain happy and confident throughout the training process. Our dogs are trained using positive reward based training only. Kate is a full member of the Institute of Modern Dog Training (IMDT).

Charlotte is the contact for families making applications and for those accepted on to our programmes. Charlotte is autistic and is the parent of a young person with autism and complex and profound learning difficulties. As a teacher, Charlotte has experience of working with several children and young people with a variety of additional needs. Currently studying towards a master’s degree in autism, Charlotte is also being trained in a variety of autism therapies and interventions.

We offer a high quality service tailored to the individual needs of each client.

Supporting Paws is proud to have been awarded a government Disability Confident Committed Award. All the programmes listed on our website are to be used as a guide, as we always strive to cater for the individual needs of every person, family and dog we work with.

A Supporting Paws buddy is able to enjoy a cafe with the support of his dog.

Protectivity are a specialist provider of Pet Business Insurance, with over 20 years’ worth of insurance industry experience. We offer free online quotes that deliverer competitive prices and polices that are tailored to meet your business’s needs.

Protectivity are pleased to confirm that Supporting Paws CIC has a current Pet Business Insurance policy. Summary of cover as follows:

Business Name: Supporting Paws CIC
Product: Pet Business Insurance
Start Date: 10/4/2022
End Date: 9/4/2023