As we have no kennels our dogs are placed with foster carers Foster carers are the lifeline for our dogs, however sometimes due to personal commitments the foster dog/s need regular walks.
Dog walking is a great form of exercise. We will match volunteers with suitable dogs. Therefore a volunteer who is looking to take a long hike across rough ground will be matched with a dog who will enjoy this form of walk. Whereas someone who is looking for a more gentle stroll might be matched with an older or smaller dog.
Dog walking is also the perfect way for people, who are unable to look after a dog or give a home to a dog, to have access to a dog and experience many of the benefits without the lifelong commitments. Many people would dearly love the companionship of a pet dog, however, currently find this impractical. Therefore this can be the ideal solution.
It is also a good opportunity for people who are thinking about adopting a dog, to gain experience of handling and walking dogs.
Volunteering with us is a great way to meet like minded people who share the same enthusiasm for animal welfare.
There are lots of other benefits too, such as:
gaining new skills or developing existing ones
the chance to try out something new
doing something useful and rewarding
gaining a sense of achievement
putting something back into the community
developing your personal skills and confidence
There are a number of ways that you can get involved with our organisation. Some people worry that they don’t have the money or time to dedicate to helping PHC. But rest assured that as a group we do not expect anything of you, if you are giving up either of these things you can tell us when you are available. Another misconception is that volunteering for Paws, Hoofs and Claws requires you to be a Foster Carer and if you can’t then you can’t help. That’s not the case.
We have plenty of things that you could assist us with, including but not limited to:
Assisting in the organising of fundraising events
Assist/support on the day of the event
All we ask is that you are reliable, if you say you are going to do something then do. If something changes and you are no longer available please let us know.
We rely on the generosity of people like you to help us help pets as we do not receive any government funding.
Whether you are a one-man fundraiser or from a company, the possibilities for helping us are endless.
Getting involved in fundraising is an excellent way of making new friends, getting active in your local community and making sure you have a busy and fun social life!
You can do anything from organising your own event to taking part in one of our amazing events. However you decide to raise money, we are here to give you support and advice.