An Assistance Dog is trained to support someone who has a medical condition or is disabled in some sort of way. They are taught to carry out a variety of tasks for their human such as opening doors, picking up dropped items, pressing buttons and fetching help in an emergency. Assistance Dogs give support, confidence and independence not to mention unconditional love!
Under the Equality Act 2010, Assistance Dogs are legally allowed into public places such as shops, cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, medical facilities and public transport. It is unlawful for a service provider to discriminate against a disabled person
Although most Assistance Dogs wear a harness or jacket, it is not a legal requirement and this is where carrying an Assistance Dog ID card comes into play!
Not everyone is familiar with the Equality Act 2010 and is unaware that Assistance Dogs and their handlers have rights. An Assistance Dog ID Card has a picture of the dog, their name along with their humans name. It also has a brief explanation of the law. Our double sided card also has a QR code which takes you to the Equality and Human Rights Commission and their guide to Assistance Dogs. The rear of the card also has more detailed information setting out guidance and discrimination along with a magnetic strip and signature strip for the handler to sign.
Our ID cards are made from biodegradable plastic and are the same size as a credit card . They can be worn with a card holder and lanyard or alternatively we can punch a hole in the card so the dog can wear it on their collar!
You'll be pleased to know there are two different ways! You can either visit our main website, fill in the personalisation box and email us a photo to email@example.com or you can visit our dynamic website and upload the information yourself
Remember, for our Assistance Dog cards you have a choice between our single sided and our double sided card. To order your card, then just click one of the buttons below. Order before 2pm for same day dispatch (if ordering on our standalone website then you need to have sent us all the information for this to apply!)
To upload your card then click below and lets get started! It's super quick and super simple and of course, you get to see your card before it's printed!
Just order the card, fill in the personalisation box then email us your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org Click below to get started!
1. It's not just blind people who are helped by assistance dogs - they also help people with hearing difficulties, epilepsy, diabetes, mobility problems and so much more!
2. An emotional support dog is not the same as an Assistance Dog and they do not have the same rights or legal recognition in the UK. This is because they are deemed to just offer comfort and friendship as opposed to carrying out a service.
3. There is no register for Assistance Dogs in the UK.
4. The UK Guide Dog Associations breeds approximately 1500 puppies a year to train as assistance dogs but only 50-60% of these puppies complete their training.