'Their Own kind of Wonderful'

Welcome to Appaws for Autism In Scotland. 

As a charity organisation and company we are the ONLY facility in Scotland to provide autism assistance/therapy dogs or autism service training, to autistic families who already have a pup, at a minimal cost to them.

We will work with partner organisations to re-home animals who may become therapeutic pets and provide autism specific training to dogs and other therapeutic pets for deployment to people with an autism spectrum disorder.

In doing this supporting families to access services in day to day situations, encouraging social skills and independence. In turn improving and developing life skills, safety, socialisation, comfort and better quality of life. Having an assistance dog will support autistic individuals to access public places such as shopping centres, restaurants, cinema, airport, doctors, public transport and much more.

An autism specific assistance dog can increase social interaction, confidence and safety. They can comfort and protect in times of great anxiety or stress and keep a person safe in times of grave danger by alerting, carrying out deep pressure techniques and distraction. Most of all your child/adult will experience and gain unconditional love and a best friend for life. A guardian angel in the guise of a dog.

At Your Service - 24/7 - 365 days a week!

Carol Chisholm

Carol Chisholm
Company Director
Founder & Managing Director

Niel Chisholm

Niel Chisholm
Company Director
Finance & IT & Assistance Dogs