Medical Detection Dogs
Medical Dogs at Thrift Wood

We are delighted to have supported Medical Detection Dogs as our chosen charity since 2015. We are welcoming them back to Thrift Wood again this Christmas.

Based locally at Great Horwood, this charity supports Medical Detection Dogs across England, Wales and Scotland.

Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease. It is at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life-threatening diseases.

Our bio detection dogs are trained to find the odour of diseases, such as cancer, in samples such as urine, breath and swabs.

Our Medical Alert Assistance dogs are trained to detect minute changes in an individual’s personal odour triggered by their disease* and alert them to an impending medical event.

We receive no Government funding for the work we do and rely entirely on the generosity of donations from trusts and the public.

The medical dogs will be at Thrift Wood keeping The Spirit of Christmas company and meeting and greeting our visitors both young and young at heart.

More details of Medical Detection Dogs and their worthy work can be found at

The Medical Detection Dogs will be at Thrift Wood on

Saturday 24th November
Saturday 1st December
Saturday 8th December
Saturday 15th December
From 11.00am - 3.00pm
Sunday 25th November
Sunday 2nd December
Sunday 9th December
Sunday 16th December
From 11.00am - 3.00pm