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Our dogs give their 'owners' confidence, a better quality of life, greater independence and above all saving their lives on a daily basis.

With their amazing sense of smell our Medical Alert Assistance Dogs support individuals who live with dangerous health conditions.

Dominic and Elsa

Dogs can be trained to identify the odour of cancer. This allows the potential to develop a method of diagnosing cancer which would be simple and non-invasive.

Cancer Detection Dog Lucy

We are using our expertise to train Bedbug Scent Detection Dogs to create a revenue stream in order to train more Medical Alert Assistance Dogs.

Bio-detection Dog Lizzy

Jeremy Vine interview with Dr Claire Guest
Listen to the interview with Dr. Claire Guest on the Jeremy Vine Show recorded on 25th August 2014 at BBC Radio 2. Click to listen.

Go-ahead for first ever canine breast cancer detection trial
Medical Detection Dogs has been granted permission to begin the world’s first ever breast cancer detection trial using the olfactory powers of dogs. More

Medical Detection Dogs are delighted that Lesley Nicol is a charity Ambassador. Lesley is known to many as the character Mrs Patmore from the award winning television drama Downton Abbey.

"I feel very passionately about Medical Detection Dogs. The humans and the animals involved are really special and the work they do is so important. The effect on people is completely life- changing - just listen to the stories of some of the clients - I will do
whatever I can to support them"

Lesley Nicol and Patmore