Rockytoo (pictured above), is an excitable two year old border collie owned by Jennie and Bob, and they have all been part of the LinkPETS program for more than 18 months.
Unfortunately Bob suffers from severe health conditions and relies on Jennie to be his full time carer. However Jennie has significant health issues too, having undergone three knee replacements which limits her ability to walk her beloved dog.
Rockytoo requires regular exercise and the LinkPETS program has been able to provide accredited volunteers to walk him on a regular basis. LinkPETS provides pet-loving volunteers to people who are finding it difficult to fully care for their pet because of their age, frailty, ill-health or disability.
“This program has been invaluable to both Bob and I. Through the love of our dog, we have met some wonderful people that are generous with their time and support, so that we still feel part of the community”
– says Jennie.
Since joining the LinkPETS program, Jennie has been able to develop strong and lasting friendships with her volunteers.
Jennie says people should spread the word about LinkPETS to anyone who may need extra help in caring for their pet.
Currently the program has plenty of ready and willing volunteers, but not enough pet owners asking for help.
If you know somebody that needs support caring for their pet, please contact Sarah Burton, LinkPETS Coordinator on 8822 8309.