Recognising that many Veterans own a dog for the benefits of health and wellbeing, Veterans With Dogs has now introduced a new service to bring together those who own their own dogs, and particularly those dogs that are not assistance dogs.
Paws4Life is designed for Veterans who would like to be part of a small group who take part in activity days, and walks, with like-minded individuals with a common connection as an ex-service man or woman.
This is a fantastic opportunity to socialise together and allow the dogs the benefits of enrichment within a group environment. We have staff members on hand to lead the group in a controlled manner, and ensure that all dogs remain below threshold and have a positive experience throughout our time together.
Each group walks and activity days consists of anything from 3 to 10 dogs (with their owners) and we do our best to ensure that all dogs (and owners) have a pleasant and enjoyable time.
Scheduled walks take place regardless of the weather, so be prepared to get wet and muddy sometimes ! Suitable outdoor clothing appropriate to the time of year is also recommended. Our walks often consist of the whole group playing in any puddle they can find ! Great fun !!!
Get in touch with us if you are a Veteran who owns your own dog, and would like to join in the fun.