Voluntary role Dogs as Therapy

Merseyside Dogs home was founded on May 2013 by Paul Dunne in response to a gap in the market left by the RSPCA’s withdrawal from dealing with, kennelling and rehoming stray dogs in the region.

With no one to take in and care for the lost dogs of Merseyside, he opened the centre – the only Stray dog rescue centre to open this century. Working to build a twenty first century rescue centre, he has the vision of saving dogs lives, whilst at the same time improving people’s lives.

Companion dogs add to life’s riches, providing company, exercise and a purpose in life for many. Others benefit from experiencing the love of dogs through engagement at the centre, the vulnerable, the needy, the homeless all travelling a journey with the dogs – lost, recuperating and recovering into normal life.

Our founder wants the centre to be more than a place to rescue dogs but also a place to help rescue people.

To develop our work with people, we have a voluntary vacancy working around fifteen hours a week. Applicants will need to be able to drive, have experience with dogs and vulnerable people.

It is part of our charitable objective to promoting social inclusion for the public benefit relieving the needs of those who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society through activities with companion animals.

The post is working with vulnerable people and could be as simple as taking a dog for a walk, handling and understanding care of dogs. The post holder would work from the Dogs Home using one of our vehicles and travelling out to client premises.

Applicants need to detail their availability each week, experience with dogs, experience with vulnerable people.

Please email CV's to info@merseysidedogshome.org