Animals are a significant support system for our clients. They are very much a part of the family network and bring their own brand of ‘happy’ into the home. As our clients get weaker they are unable to continue to exercise their dogs as they once did and that is where our volunteers can get involved.
A volunteer will visit a home up to two times a week to walk the the family pet. All dogs are risk assessed by EPC.
If you are someone who likes the fresh air, furry creatures, walking regularly and wants to care for the four legged supporters of our clients then this might be the role for you.
I have been unable to walk my dog, Suzy for 8 months. She has become very housebound as well as me. Suzy is blind, deaf and diabetic and I couldn’t’ get over the patience and handling of Suzy that my volunteer showed. Suzy didn’t want to walk at first so my volunteer sat with her on the step and played with her until she got more familiar with her. She won her over which is great for Suzy and off they went on a 30 min walk.EPC Client
The Palliative Paws team have transformed my dog’s life and have transformed my life. Before they got involved my dog was getting no walks at all. Now he is out 3 times a week.EPC Client