Unleashing Potential, Improving Lives
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  • People and dogs together
Unleashing potential, improving lives

    People and dogs together

    Unleashing potential, improving lives
  • Creating a world where people and dogs improve and enrich each other’s livesPutting the needs of clients and dogs at the heart of all we do

    Creating a world where people and dogs improve and enrich each other’s lives

    Putting the needs of clients and dogs at the heart of all we do

Paws for Progress CIC is a non-profitable organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people and animals. Working across a range of settings including schools, prisons and the community, Paws for Progress develop and deliver services to help people most in need of support.

Our flagship project is our prison-based rescue dog training programme at HMP & YOI Polmont, established in 2011, which continues to develop and expand, benefiting both the young people and rescue dogs involved.

At Paws for Progress the well-being of both the people and the dogs is equally important, and we treat both with kindness, respect and empathy.

The dogs—they change the way you think and the way you act. They trust you, it’s that mutual bond. You think you’re helping them but they’re helping you too.” Student, Paws for Progress.

Prison based services

Prison based services

Our founding programme is based at HM YOI Polmont, Scotland’s national holding facility for male young offenders aged 18-21 years.

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Paws and Kids

Paws and Kids

We offer interactive and fun activities with dogs in communities across Central Scotland; helping children and young people to feel better.

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Paws Events

Paws Events

We're looking forward to an exciting schedule of seminars and events in 2020.

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Help support our work by making a donation

Every donation, large or small, will help us to enhance the well-being of people and animals