The Pets at Home Foundation has awarded a grant of £60,000 to Dog A.I.D. to fund a new volunteer manager to support the work of over 100 volunteer assistance dog trainers across the UK.
The new manager will work with the head dog trainer to support Dog A.I.D.’s team of volunteer dog trainers. The charity has over 100 professional dog trainer volunteers across the UK who help disabled people to train their own pets as assistance dogs.
The training takes an average of two years to complete and is tailored to individual needs and circumstances. The new manager will also support volunteers who help the charity through fundraising and awareness-raising.
Lynn Stacey, Dog A.I.D. co-chair, said: “We are so grateful to the Pets at Home Foundation for this transformational support.
“The new volunteer manager role will make such a difference in supporting and growing the charity’s amazing team of volunteers. We would love to hear from anyone interested in applying for this role, as well as experienced, professional dog trainers interested in volunteering to change more lives.”
Amy Angus, Pets at Home Foundation charity manager, added: “Dog A.I.D. is a very worthy recipient of our grant. The funds will allow the charity to continue its excellent work and it is a real privilege to be able to support it.”
The Pets at Home Foundation is a registered charity.