Pet Companion Program

The Pet Companion Program is available to residents who are on an aged or disability pension and require assistance with the care of their pets.

Many people in our community experience difficulty caring for their pets due illness, frailty or permanent disability.

The Pet Companion Program offers support and acknowledges the importance of companion animals in the home.

The Pet Companion Program is available to residents who are on an aged or disability pension and require assistance with the care of their pets.

Volunteers are carefully selected and matched to pets and owners, and provide assistance with a variety of pet care needs.

What kind of assistance is available?

Dog Walking for the Elderly
Pet Grooming
Pet Care and Transport

Dog Walking

Dogs require regular exercise to maintain fitness and good health. Volunteer dog walkers can be arranged to regularly walk and exercise your pet.

Grooming

Pets and their environment need to be kept clean and well maintained. Pet Companion volunteers assist with pet care such as brushing, nail clipping and bathing your pet. Transport can also be arranged for your pet to be bathed and groomed at a commercial dog wash facility.

Transport

Periodic visits to a veterinarian are an important part of responsible pet ownership. Volunteers drive the pet and owner to and from vet appointments.

Pet Companion Program

Where does the program operate?

The Pet Companion Program operates in the following areas:

  • City of Knox
  • City of Maroondah
  • Parts of the Yarra Ranges
  • City of Whitehorse

 

How much does the program cost?

The Pet Companion Program is provided for a small annual donation of $30.00.

Clients using this service will be responsible for paying their own veterinary fees as well as the costs associated with commercial dog washing and grooming services.

For more information please contact Leonie at Bridges Connecting Communities on 9763 9700.

 

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