Street Paws Dog Champion Scheme

by Street Paws Dog Champion Scheme in Blyth, Northumberland, United Kingdom

Street Paws Dog Champion Scheme


raised so far

+ est. £2.50 Gift Aid



Help us to support hostels to welcome pets and their homeless owners together so that no one is forced to choose between their dog and a bed

by Street Paws Dog Champion Scheme in Blyth, Northumberland, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 29th November 2021 we'd raised £10 with 1 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Street Paws was born in 2016 in Newcastle when our founder Michelle Southern spotted a gap in provision for homeless people's pets.   Working at that time in Veterinary Practice she was able to put together a team of vet volunteers.  Street Paws is now working Nationally to provide free accessible vet care and support services across the UK. 

We provide:

Veterinary Outreach 

                                             1633089824_nr4ok74a.jpeg                                         Teams of vet volunteers partner with charities and homeless services across towns and cities to provide vaccinations, preventative treatments and microchips.  We refer to local vet practices for treatments and procedures such as neutering.

Dog Champion Scheme 

                          1633090118_90287876_2880024872111882_2840839395622256640_n.jpg                                                                                                                                                                                             Supporting hostels to welcome pets and their homeless owners inside together with the provision of Staff training and support, canine First Aid Training and kit, owner agreements, pet policies, free veterinary care and pet welcome packs.

Emergency Kennel Space 

1633090295_dsfxsd9q.jpegTo prevent rough sleeping due to lack of pet friendly accommodation and for access to NHS inpatient services.

A lack of pet friendly temporary accommodation often meant that a homeless pet owner was often asked to give up their pet to access services.   We believe that everyone has the right to a safe place to sleep without giving up their best friend.

The Dog Champion Scheme was launched in 2020 during the COVID 19 pandemic in Manchester.  We supported the Local Authority with their Winter night shelter which housed 8 dogs and their owners over 4 months.   We are delighted to say that the scheme was a resounding success with owners and dogs moved into permanent housing.  

                                                                                                                                           1633089590_qepssuta.jpegWe now support 14 hostels across Greater Manchester but are ready to expand the scheme Nationally  to enable rough sleepers and homeless people and their pets to stay together in hostels and temporary housing.

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This project offered rewards

£25 or more

Provide an Emergency Vet Appointment

Your donation will provide an emergency vet appointment for a Street Paw providing them with the care they need if they become unwell

£50 or more

Provide Emergency Kennel Space

Provide a dog with one week kennel space, this could be escaping the cold weather or to support their owner when receiving medical treatment as an inpatient.

£100 or more

Support a dog for a Year

Provide vaccinations and preventative treatments for a Street Paw for a whole year.

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