Czech Republic

Caring for dogs who care for the disabled

By caring for dogs, the team in the Czech Republic are also helping to care for people with disabilities.

The HELPPES organization, established in 2001, strives to integrate people with disabilities back into society, to assist them to engage in education or to be able to work, to increase independency and self-sufficiency, self-confidence freedom and security – all through specially trained dogs.

The caring Aspen team helped to improve the environment for the dogs that are trained to help people with disabilities. Various needs were addressed including donations of dog food, cleaning and sanitising the area where the dogs are kept as well as their training grounds and attending to routine garden maintenance. To date nearly 230 dogs have been trained to ease the discomfort of their handicapped owners.

In addition, they were also fortunate to spend some fun time with the only guide pony in Europe!