We’ve all heard it before: A dog is a man’s best friend. From greeting us with kisses, making us smile when we’re sad, to rescuing our hearts, it’s a unique relationship no human companion could replace. And now our precious pals are being drafted in to provide invaluable support to patients living with terminal or neurological conditions.
Today, healthcare charity, Sue Ryder, has partnered with Pets As Therapy to launch a nationwide search for the paw-fect canine companions to carry out important duties at the charity’s neurological care centres, hospices, and palliative care hubs across the UK.
There’s no denying the special bond between man and dog. The fur-st of its kind competition will celebrate dogs that are changing lives across the UK – with 11 fourlegged friends being awarded the title of Ambassadog working with Sue Ryder to spread love and support to those who need it most.
Aston spoke to Tina Parkinson, voluenteer engagement lead at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice and Matthew Robinson, national volunteer and events manager at Pets As Therapy to discuss more about the great initiative.
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