MORE THAN and Dogs for Good
We’re proud to partner with Dogs for Good
A helping paw for the return to school
We love working with our charity partner, Dogs for Good, to learn more about how our wonderful furry friends continually help to improve our lives. With ‘back to school’ season fast approaching, we’ve carried out a survey of parents, and almost all of those who own a dog – 90%! – said their canine companion has had a positive impact in helping their child with the return to school.
Heading back to school can be a big change for children and the family as a whole, offering new challenges that can be as nerve-wracking as they are exciting. With this in mind, we’ve worked with Dogs for Good to offer some tips on how your dog can help to ease your child back into the school routine.
Have a look at our guide to find out more: Tips and tricks to help your family adapt to ‘back to school’ season
Making sport possible with the help of dogs
Sport plays a significant role in society, creating communities and cultural moments that many enjoy, and it can also bring significant benefits for disabled people. Our research with Dogs for Good shows that nine in 10 (90%) disabled people who participate in sport, whether they’re spectating or competing, say that it has changed their lives for the better.
Dogs play a major role in facilitating access to sport for disabled people, including for Paul and his Dogs for Good assistance dog, Nita – find out more about their story in the video below!
Changing lives together
Back in 2021, MORE THAN turned 20. We wanted to celebrate by partnering with an organisation that makes an impact in the world and focus our efforts on helping them make an even bigger impact. Dogs for Good supports so many people with their fantastic dogs and we are delighted to support the life-changing work that Dogs for Good do daily. Check out some of their incredible success stories.
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.
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