Care For The Paw came into being in 2010, and over the last few years we have evolved into a small charity which provides support for dogs who are living on the streets with their homeless owners.
Sadly, many people are currently homeless throughout the United Kingdom, and many have dogs with them. We provide support to dogs and owners by supplying dog food, treats, bedding, collars, leads, dog coats, poop bags, toys and many other dog-related items so that we can help to make life a little easier for dogs and their owners.
We have two Vets who donate their time to health check the dogs, and vaccinate them should they need it, and administer flea and worming treatment where necessary, and provide further treatment if needed.
We have two outreach teams who walk around the City centre to reach as many dogs and owners as we can.
In April 2016, the law changed whereby all dogs now have to be microchipped. We take care of microchipping the dogs of homeless people, so we can ensure that the dogs meet the legal requirements.
From time to time, some of our homeless friends need extra support from us. For instance, if they are admitted to hospital they are extremely anxious about what will happen to their dogs. We can step in and provide Foster Care for the dog until their owner is able to have them back. We are always looking for Dog Foster Carers, so if you would be interested in looking after a dog on short-term foster, please visit our Dog Foster Carer page on our website (www.careforthepaw.co.uk) for more information.
We rely totally on donations to help dogs and owners. If you would like to find out how you can help our cause, please visit our website.