Olympic torch: Dog lovers Wendy Morrell and Karen Ruddlesden on being torchbearers
13 July 2012 Last updated at 14:45 BST
Friends Wendy Morrell and Karen Ruddlesden, from Dorset, nominated each other as torchbearers and they were both accepted.
Wendy sustained a head injury in a sporting accident and uses a wheelchair, while Karen has Addison's disease, sometimes referred to as a hidden disability.
Both are strong advocates for assistance dogs, saying their dogs Udo and Coco have changed their lives.
They were due to carry the flame on Friday afternoon - Wendy in Upton and Karen in Poole.