Dog Walking

I’ve been saying for ages that I intend to volunteer for Oakwood Dog Rescue in a dog-walking capacity.  As I’m not in a position to have a pet myself, I thought it will serve two purposes, some time spent in the company of lovely doggies and a bit of exercise at the same time.  So in March, I made the effort and I’m really pleased I did.

If anyone is considering helping out, I would highly recommend it.  You can just go along any day, I think between 8am-12noon and 5pm-9pm (give them a call to confirm those times).  Remember to take some photo ID with you on your first visit.  You can do as much or as little as you want.  I tend to walk one dog, one evening straight after work each week.  I’m out for about 45 mins.

I’ve walked three different dogs so far but my favourite has been the beautiful Madge. She is very affectionate and walks nicely.

Madge
Madge

Smokie was also a lovely girl and very well behaved, although I struggled to get a photo of her!  She just didn’t want to play with the camera.

Smokie
Florence was the first dog I walked.  She was lovely, quite timid though.  Again, very well behaved, sat when told and walked nicely across the road.

Florence
Florence

All of the dogs you can adopt from Oakwood are trained and socialised beforehand.  If you are looking for a pet, I would encourage you to check out their website and get in touch.

There are other volunteering opportunities, from admin roles to fundraising and kennel assistants.  They are entirely self-funding and always grateful for any donations, monetry or food for the dogs.  All information is available on the website or you can follow them on Facebook.