Volunteer with us in Dunstable & Luton

Cariad Pet Therapy is an award winning, not for profit therapy dog organisation visiting a range of education & healthcare services and employers across Wales, England and Scotland.

 

We are now recruiting amazing dogs and their owners to be a part of our therapy dogs to visit Amazon in Dunstable!

 

We also have therapy dog teams in Amazon sites in Dunfermline, Swansea, Swindon and Bristol. 

 

You will also be supported to visit your local community in healthcare and education if you wanted to, once you are settled into the role.

 

Interested? If so come to see us. We are carrying out therapy dog assessments on Friday 19th August from 1pm - 8pm and on Saturday 20th from 9am - 1pm at Amazon LTN4 in Dunstable. Assessments take approxamately 40 minutes where you and your dog will be met by assessors from Cariad Pet Therapy. If you were successful you will be required to undertake our onboarding programme and support will be given on your early visits to help you settle into the role.

What attributes must your dog have?

  • Your dog must be happy, comfortable and enjoys meeting new people (not just your family and friends), without being over-excited.

  • No jumping up, pawing, licking or barking (without good reason!)

  • Not phased by sudden or loud noises.

  • Be able to sit and wait, and relax when required to do so.

  • Follow basic commands and has good manners.

  • Be able to walk on a loose lead ie no pulling or taking you for a walk!

  • Not to have ever bitten anyone.

  • At least 1 year of age, although be aware if your dog has had limited social experiences due to lockdowns.

  • Please note we do not provide training for your dog, there is an expectation your dog has been trained in basic obedience and your dog has a happy natural ability to meet new people. Please refer to Our Ethos page. 

What attributes must you have?

  • To have owned your dog for over 6 months and have a good understanding of his/her behaviour.

  • To be able to show you have your dog under control, and your dog looks to you.

  • The desire to help people, to make a difference, and to show compassion.

  • To have some spare time to be able to make visits (at least once a month).

  • To be confident to visit independently or within a small team.

  • Work well as a team with your dog.

  • Have a natural empathy towards your dog.

  • Enjoy meeting new people and being able to talk about your dog.

  • Have an understanding of dog body language and to be able to read the emotional experience of your dog.

If you think this may be for you and your dog please complete the initial enquiry form below. We will then get back in touch to see if you will be asked to attend a therapy dog assessment. Go for it!

Any queries in the meantime please call Rob on 07388 542 316 or drop us an email to hello@cariadpettherapy.co.uk.

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