MORE THAN and Dogs for Good
We’re proud to partner with Dogs for Good
For Mental Health Awareness Week, we’ve teamed up with Lorraine Kelly and Dogs for Good to highlight how dogs benefit our wellbeing
Did you know that dog owners have 69% more social interactions than non-dog owners? Together with TV presenter Lorraine Kelly and our charity partner, Dogs for Good, we wanted to highlight the amazing benefits dogs bring to our mental health, providing companionship and combatting loneliness.
We performed a little experiment on the number of interactions Lorraine has while walking her dog, which you can watch below. And why not get involved by carrying out your own experiment and recording the results on Dogs for Good’s website.
Changing lives together
Good by name, Good by nature
Dogs for Good has been making life-changing differences for people with disabilities
since 1988. The charity carefully matches the needs and lifestyle of an individual or family with the skills and temperament of the right dog. Whether an assistance dog, family dog, or community dog is needed, Dogs for Good's experts can help.
Our puppy pledge
Part of our pledge to Dogs for Good is to sponsor five of their puppies. We will give the puppies the support and funding they need for their whole lives. By doing this, we’ll be helping Dogs for Good put the puppies through training, partnering them with a client, and covering the aftercare costs.
Our puppies are named Damson, Darcy, Delta, DeeDee, and Ernie. They are currently with their volunteer families for the first important part of their training. Check out how they're getting on in their training one year on.
After approximately 18 months of training, including time with specialist dog trainers, these puppies will be ready to support adults or children with disabilities, or children with autism, to live a better life. We can’t wait for these puppies to make a world of difference to those that need them.
Providing MORE THAN just insurance
At MORE THAN, we strive to be more than just your insurer. MORE THAN was launched in June 2001 with an overarching desire to go the extra mile for our customers. We are dedicated to providing excellent service and products that our customers expect, and looking forward, we hope to do even more.
Discover the positive impact dogs have on our children with DJ Jo Whiley and Fleck from Dogs for Good
Dogs have the ability to uplift us and change our lives for the better, this is especially true for children. Dogs can help a child's confidence, wellbeing and even encourage them to read at home. Read along to Dr. Dolittle with DJ Jo Whiley and Dogs for Good community assistance dog Fleck and learn more about the positive impact dogs have on children in this heart-warming video.
Over a year of doing more
- Proudly supporting Autism Awareness week
- Encouraging our colleagues to volunteer
- Celebrating Assistance Dog week
- Taking part in fundraising activities to support our friends at Dogs for Good