We do far more than you may think.
On his visit to Liverpool, His Royal Highness, The Duke of Cambridge was keen to hear about the work we do at the centre. Spending time to discuss our charitable objectives, the way we go about achieving them, not only to help dogs but people in need.
The work rehabilitating dogs, physically, then mentally, enrichment activities and guiding them back to full health so they re-join society. How this can create transferable learning and self-development with people. He was particular interested in stress management techniques and how we identify different intelligences in dogs.
Prince William discussed how this has many parallels with the recovery of humans. He met assistance dog Pablo who was born at the centre and Buddy dog Ed who spent five months in kennels before finding a forever home. Prince William spoke about his own dog Lupo, disclosing how he and his family all take comfort from spending time with him.
Under our Paws for life programme we work locally with NHS Merseycare and the Witechapel Homeless Centre, developing both dogs and people so that they reach their full potential.
Our programme is both unique and cutting edge, especially with the homeless, those with poor mental health and many fragmented from society. We work with many people who have complex needs. Our work is accredited and beginning to receive local and national recognition.