Here’s a way to spend more quality time with your pup, and brighten someone’s day at the same time.
Four-legged Paws Pet Therapy volunteers put smiles on the dials of patients at the Southern Highlands Cancer Centre every day. And their human companions say it’s the best part of their week, too.
Wendy and her pooch Angus have been volunteering with for five years and have seen the difference a therapy dog can make to patients in hard times.
“The patients really enjoy our visits, we hear it all the time,” she said. “You can see their anxiety levels drop immediately as soon as a wagging tail walks in.”
The Paws Pet Therapy family currently comprises more than 60 volunteers, but with pooches needed every single day, more volunteers are always on the wishlist.
“It’s well worth any time you can give, it’s a lovely way to spend more time with your dog,” Paws volunteer Gwen said. She and her dog Molly have been involved with the program for four years.
For details call Sharon on 4681 0499 or visit www.pawspettherapy.com