Our Membership is steadily growing, and we feel on target to reach a membership level that retains the ethos of our Founder Eve Waring.
Our ambition is to not over expand and become uncontrollable We believe in being a happy, supportive group where every member is special and important.
We support members with individual needs, some are in wheel chairs, some are coping with emotional issues such as PTSD and anxiety, but all are supported by our charity like a strong caring family.
However, this will never impact negatively on the places we visit, it often helps as our members are more empathetic. Our joining fees for our volunteers, are kept low, in order that all walks of life and income can join us. We always welcome donations and legacies, but do not actively push as we feel the work should come first, and any offers of financial help second.
There are many people in hospitals, residential homes or living alone who are no longer in a position to care for pets and miss their companionship greatly. So if you have an hour to spare each week or fortnight and would like to share the joy your dog gives you, with others who are less fortunate, please join us at Canine Concern.
The medical profession endorses our findings that allowing animals, especially dogs, into hospitals brings comfort to long-stay patients and those vulnerable to loneliness and depression.