We are proud supporters of StreetVet, a registered charity made up of volunteer vets and nurses that offer free accessible, vet care to pets (mostly dogs) of the homeless.
The PAAW team are all connected by our love for our dogs, we are also very aware of the problem of homelessness in the UK and the challenges facing those who experience it. Being a team of people persons, we have always been drawn to meeting new people, making friends and hearing their stories. Living in London, we encounter new people in all sorts of places and sadly one of those places is on our streets.
We always try to make time to say hello and have a kindly word with the homeless in our local area, with or without pets, we have a few regular pals who we stop to have a natter with on our daily walks, one common thread, they are all lonely and all have a story to tell, we’ve met artists, musicians, writers and those who just got a raw deal in life.
Nobody chooses to be homeless, in fact the only people we have ever met who have made a choice between a bed for the night and the street, are those with dogs who are not allowed into sheltered accommodation with their companions! A charity that supports the dogs/pets of the homeless and works to address misconceptions facing the homeless and their much-loved dogs was a natural fit, the fact that co-founder Jade and her team are a genuinely lovely crew is a Bonus and we really enjoy working together.
How can you help StreetVet? You can donate directly on their webpage, purchase an item from their Amazon Wishlist, attend one of our charity events or simply follow them on social media and spread the word.