Merseyside Dogs Home was established in February 2013 and works closely with the local dog warden services to take in, rehabilitate and rehome the unclaimed and unwanted stray dogs of Merseyside. We are the only rescue in Merseyside dealing with local lost dogs, relying totally on public support. We receive no government or lottery funding so rely on donations from members of the public to continue our vital work. One big focus of our work is education both in the community and for local dog owners. Staff members visit local schools and educational establishments to talk about responsible pet ownership and we also run our monthly consultation days for any dog owner on Merseyside. But Merseyside Dogs Home isn’t just about helping dogs; it is about helping people as well. We know the importance and benefit of human-dog interaction and have pioneered a ‘pets as therapy’ programme along with a local homeless centre to help vulnerable people’s rehabilitation. The scheme helps people who are in need of support to give them hope and purpose through interaction with the rescue dogs.
Event Management assistants
Each year we organize a number of events, including Bark in the Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, Howl-a-ween, Christmutz bonanza. We also organize street collections and visits. This year we are increasing our activities and need help supporting us organising events and attending them.
We are seeking volunteers to do four hours a week in their own time, volunteers will meet in the City Centre twice a month and take away tasks to complete.
We will give volunteers access to our pages and database in order for them to work from anywhere they wish but meetings will be held twice a month at the Hub on Hanover Street in the City Centre.
Merseyside Dogs Home is Based on the out skirts of Liverpool in Halewood, south of the city past the Airport. Journey train from Lime Street is every half an hour taking 20 minutes by Arriva bus it is every half an hour taking forty minutes. It is just too far to walk from the shopping centre in Halewood to the kennels, if visiting to volunteer, arrange in advance for pick up from the Halewood.
Minimum commitment level: Once a week
Start Date: 20-09-2018