Getting Pets for Life in your community
If you are a senior who dearly loves your companion animal and would benefit with assistance in looking after them, we may be able to help. Perhaps you are finding it difficult to walk them, change their litter tray or grooming them.
Pets for Life is a free service and can help with these practical tasks to keep you and your pet living happily together.
All our volunteers are trained and police checked.
The volunteer’s role is two-fold in that while they firstly assist to maintain the pet’s welfare, they also assist in the reduction of social isolation of the person they support. Volunteers visit from an hour once a week to several times a week at a time that is conveninent to both participant and volunteer
The most common tasks required are dog walking, administering medication, changing a cat litter tray, basic grooming, and support with the occasional visit to the vet.
Volunteers are always covered by our insurance while performing their role.
Pets for Life was developed and is delivered on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. However, we are interested in seeing this program rolled out across Australia by local groups and organisations.
After 6 years, over 70 participants and in excess of 120 volunteers, we have the expertise, resources and tools to get your organisation up and running if you are interested in delivering Pets for Life out of your community.
By providing a licensed Pets for Life program your organisation will receive all the logos, program materials, forms, training manuals and presentations, we will provide support with funding applications, and ongoing supervision.