Volunteers for The Cinnamon Trust walk dogs for the elderly or people who have problems with mobility. This ensures animals get the exercise they need and also allows individuals to keep their pets at home, which can be a great comfort for them.
We strongly believe that elderly people should be able to stay in the comfort of their own homes with their pets. Thanks to our care, they can do so.
Having a pet can play a big role in their owner’s health and quality of life, as they get older. They can help to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and are great for increasing social and physical activity. You can read more about the benefits of pets for the elderly here.
The Cinnamon Trust’s appeal
We recently saw The Cinnamon Trust’s urgent appeal for more dog walkers in Wales and wanted to lend our support by urging volunteers to come forward.
We know the people of Wales are extremely kind and supportive, so if there’s anyone out there who could volunteer, they should get in touch with the charity at https://cinnamon.org.uk/volunteers/.
The charity has a network of 15,000 volunteers who provide care for other people’s pets. They can walk dogs for housebound owners or foster pets when hospital care is needed. They can even fetch pet food from the shops or clean out cages.
Being a volunteer dog walker is great if you’re not allowed a dog of your own. You’ll also be able to get some exercise and the sense of fulfilment is good for the mind too.
Thanks to our care our elderly service users with pets can stay at home with their beloved animals. Our carers can help with dog walking and feeding if necessary and if stipulated in a service users’ care requirements. We understand how vital dog walking volunteers must be and would urge anyone interested to give it a go. You can find out more about the appeal at ITV Wales.