Meet our team who get ‘paws on’ thanks to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery | Dogs Trust

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Meet our team who get ‘paws on’ thanks to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery

We are incredibly fortunate to receive funding from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery which helps support our staff in preparing our pooches to find their forever home. We wanted to introduce you to members of our team who get ‘paws on’ with our doggy residents so you can see how much players’ support helps us here!

Vicky Boakes – Hydrotherapist

Vicky is our resident hydrotherapist at Dogs Trust Basildon, home to a fantastic hydrotherapy room complete with state of the art hydrotherapy tank.. Vicky works with the dogs in the centre to improve their movement and rehabilitate them using water therapy. As well as helping dogs with weaknesses or dogs that have suffered injuries to rebuild muscle, Vicky also uses hydro as a form of stress relief for the dogs. For some of our long term canine residents like Casper here, a visit to Vicky is a fun outing that provides enrichment; some of our dogs even visit her room to rest as they find it so relaxing! Vicky has really built a bond with many of the dogs here, especially our sponsor dog Rolo. She says “My job is incredibly rewarding, especially working with Rolo who absolutely loves his hydro sessions; towel drying and having a cuddle with him afterwards is my favourite part of the day.”


To find out more about People’s Postcode Lottery and the support we receive from players, please visit our partner page.