- Meet Domino, the Golden Labrador Retriever Cross


Domino’s Pizza Group, based in Milton Keynes, has joined forces with local charity, Medical Detection Dogs, to sponsor a puppy.  Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to assist people with conditions such as diabetes and epilepsy, they can also be trained to detect cancer.  


Domino, a Golden Labrador/Retriever Cross was born in June as part of The Guide Dog Breeding Programme in Leamington Spa.  He was then allocated to the Medical Detection Dogs puppy training scheme, when Domino’s sponsored him, by donating £1,000 towards the Name a Puppy Scheme – he was then aptly named Domino.


At Medical Detection Dogs they do not have kennels as all the dogs are trained in the home environment.  Currently Domino is being looked after by socialisers in Stony Stratford, who assist with his training.  Domino will be in training for up to 18 months at which point he will then be placed with a new, lucky owner. 


The training ensures that he can become part of someone’s life by getting used to everyday tasks like going on a bus, going shopping, going into restaurants and learning everyday life skills.  This training will see Domino become a well-mannered, confident, polite and happy dog.


Domino’s CSR Manager, Angie Lawrence, said: “Based in Milton Keynes, we like to do what we can to support local charities.  When the opportunity came up for us to sponsor Domino we just couldn’t resist.  Supporting Medical Detection Dogs is an excellent way for us to help a local charity and ultimately assist someone to live a better quality life.”


Anne Mills, Operations Support Manager for Medical Detection Dogs, said: “We are delighted to receive support from such a well known brand as Domino’s Pizza.   We are gradually spreading the news on the good work that we do and with Domino’s help we can continue to make a valuable difference to many people’s lives.”

For more information on Medical Detection Dogs, please visit



Notes to Editors:

Domino’s Pizza Group plc is the leading player in the fast-growing pizza delivery market and holds the exclusive master franchise to own, operate and franchise Domino’s Pizza stores in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. The first UK store opened in Luton in 1985 and the first Irish store opened in 1991. In April 2011, the Group acquired a majority stake in the exclusive master franchise to own, operate and franchise Domino’s Pizza stores in Germany. In September 2012, the Group acquired the master franchise for Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein and an option to acquire the Master Franchise Agreement in Austria prior to the end of 2014.


As at 30 June 2013, there were 825 stores in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Germany and Switzerland. Of these, 634 stores are in England, 51 are in Scotland, 33 are in Wales, 20 are in Northern Ireland, one is on the Isle of Man, three are mobile units, 48 are in the Republic of Ireland, 25 are in Germany and 10 are in Switzerland.


Domino’s current national charity partner is Rays of Sunshine, whose aim is to deliver wishes to seriously and terminally ill children.  Domino’s supports this charity on a national basis, by encouraging all its team members, be that franchisees, store team members or head office team members to fundraise, support and actively promote the good work that Rays of Sunshine do. 


Founded in 1960, Domino’s Pizza is one of the world’s leading pizza delivery brands. Through its primarily franchised system, Domino’s Pizza operates a global network of more than 10,000 Domino’s Pizza stores in 75 international markets. Domino’s Pizza has a singular focus – the home delivery of pizza, freshly made to order with high quality ingredients.


Customers in the UK can order online at, in the Republic of Ireland at, in Germany at and in Switzerland at In addition, mobile customers can order by downloading Domino’s free iPhone, iPad and Android apps.

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