Summer Fun Swims For Guide Dogs
At Footfalls we love to have fun, and nothing pleases us more than to see our canine friends enjoying a swim in our pool.
During the Summer months it is especially beneficial emotionally and physically to swim our four legged family members in the safety of our hydrotherapy pool.
At FootFalls fun swim sessions, we like to promote health and wellbeing as well as bonding and confidence. Exercising dogs of all shapes and sizes, through play. Swimming is not only used as a therapy for our canine companions following health problems, surgery or accidents. Swimming has preventative health benefits and is greatly enjoyed by many dogs, giving a sense of freedom, healthy play and strength building for both mental and physical wellbeing.
Supporting Animal Charities
We regularly support a range of charities in the promotion of animal welfare and this year we have chosen to hold our Summer Fun Swims For Guide Dogs for the Blind.
We currently sponsor Truffle who is nearing the end of his training and will soon be placed with his owner, enriching their quality of life and promoting independent living for a blind or partially sighted person.
Guide Dog FactsAccording to the guide dogs for the blind charity, every hour someone loses their sight. In the UK there are over 180 thousand partially sighted or blind people, many rarely leaving their homes alone.
Guide Dogs For The Blind train nearly 800 guide dogs every year and are desperately trying to increase their guide dog partnerships by a third before 2020. Training a guide dog costs in excess of £34,000, taking on average 2 years of intensive specialist work. Nearly half of the guide dogs trained and placed are needed to replace existing retiring guide dogs.
The vital services provided by the guide dogs for the blind are solely supported by public donations – no government funding is given and sponsoring a guide dog is a very special way of helping this work to continue.
During July and August 2015 our fun swim sessions are just £15 – and we are donating £10 per session to guide dogs for the blind.
If you wish to book your fun swim session or have any questions please contact us
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