Funded by Community Wellbeing Fund, Pet Connect is one of the latest projects from Noah’s A.R.T which seeks to help socially isolated individuals in Tameside and is funded by Action Together. The project involves volunteer ‘Pet Buddy Teams’ visiting participants in their homes and providing an animal assisted befriending service. ‘Pet Buddy Teams’ consist of a human volunteer and their friendly dog partner who are trained to provide a professional befriending service.
The Pet Connect team are currently looking for friendly and caring individuals who can spare even as little as an hour a week to volunteer as a ‘Pet Buddy Team’. Volunteers would need to be able to visit participants in Tameside regularly, although travel expenses can be refunded. They would also need a friendly dog partner to accompany them on their visits. We are also looking for individuals who would benefit from a visit from a ‘Pet Buddy Team’. If you know someone who is isolated or missing animal contact, don’t hesitate to get in touch.