What’s the topic of Evesham conversation today?
Read about what is inspiring staff at Evesham this week
It's Friday and the topic of the office today is, our favourite parks. It all stemmed from one of the Canine Carers pointing out that this week is in actual fact #NationalParksWeek (well until the 29th!) Even though we are blessed enough to be situated on the borders of the stunning Cotswolds we aren't near any of the UK's 15 national parks... But we've unanimously decided, nothing can beat a stroll up an ordinary park with our canine companions.
Last year, Dogs Trust released a campaign titled Get A Dog, aimed to inspire families to start making technology-free memories during the summer (If you're interested in the survey, read the article here: link). So we asked staff to share their favourite park pics from this year, from local parks like Diglis Park in Worcester to a park in Austria! We also asked 25 staff, would they have visited new parks or spent more time outdoors had they not been a dog owner? 72% said they agree, having a dog has inspired them to visit new parks. Staff have also been sharing some pictures of their dogs enjoying park time on social media, check that out by visiting our Twitter page @DT_Evesham
So if the great outdoors is calling, perhaps this is the week where if you are interested in bringing some four legged flair into your life? There are different ways Dogs Trust Evesham can help
Only got a couple of hours a week to spare? Dogs Trust Evesham might not be a park as such, but being nestled at the foot of Fish Hill in Worcestershire and with its fair share of Instagram-worthy views we think that's forgivable. We are usually on the lookout for Volunteer Canine Assistants to assist with tasks such as walking dogs around our 10 acre site, helping the Canine Carers with cleaning , feeding and helping to provide vital enrichment for the dogs.
To find out more about volunteering, email Nat: [email protected]
Want a dog but can't have a dog for life? Did you know Dogs Trust us always in the lookout for temporary foster carers?
Fostering, or the Home from Home scheme looks to find loving temporary foster homes for the dogs in our care until they are able to find their forever home. Currently, dogs in most need of temporary foster homes are usually elderly dogs, puppies, dogs used to home life or dogs that have been with us a little while and could do with a break. The home from home scheme works by placing a dog out into your home temporarily, on average between 3 weeks to 3 months and Dogs Trust provide as much support as possible during this time. Support includes advice regarding the dog in their care and we will equip you with everything you need such as food and bedding. Any veterinary treatment is covered by Dogs Trust. All we ask is that you live within 1 hours drive of the centre, have someone around at home for most of the day that is over 18, you have access to transport and are flexible enough to visit the centre for any appointments.
To find out more about fostering contact our Home from Home Co-Ordinator Sarah: [email protected]
If you're ready to introduce a dog into your family and can offer one a home for life, find out more about rehoming. There are many dogs of all shapes and sizes waiting for their special someone at Dogs Trust Evesham. Most of whom would love the chance to play in a park with their loving new families once they've settled in.
The rehoming process takes on average 7-10 days from the day you find your new best friend. Just pop into the centre and fill out a home finder questionnaire to get yourself started.
You can also see what dogs we have available for rehoming at Evesham here.