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Who would look after your pet whilst you were in hospital?

For many older people in York, their pets are a part of their life, and they worry about what would happen if they were ill at home or taken into hospital. Keep Your Pet, an Age UK York service, provides older and vulnerable owners with short term help and support to care for their pets during difficult times. 

 What we offer

These services are provided by volunteers who have undergone rigorous vetting and training and our fosterers have had a home assessment.

  • Dog walking
  • Visiting a home to feed an animal
  • Taking an animal to the vet
  • Short term  fostering
  • Companionship
  • Collecting pet food and medications
  • Advice and signposting to other AUKY services or other organisations.

We know the work we do really improves the wellbeing of pets and owners – they tell us:

“KYP helped me on so many levels. The volunteers were lovely with my 2 dogs, it was a major relief knowing that they would get a good walk most days as I was unable to walk myself due to a knee op and bad back. Your visits also helped me get better by giving me time to do my physio without 2 furry helpers!!!


Keep Your Pet Newsletter March 2022


Contact us: 01904 634061


Or visit the Keep Your Pet website