Our Stories

Actions speak louder than words. But sometimes stories help! Read about our experiences to get a better insight into the impact our SCP therapy support cats’ and dogs’ actions have.

A new life for Mrs Scruff

Sussex Caring Pets member Colin writes: ‘Since August 2009 I have worked for the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH). I am based at the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH) in Brighton. In my current position as Resuscitation Servi …

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‘Our volunteering journey’ by SCP Member Roz

Rolo joined our family in October 2010 from the Retired Greyhound Trust. We quickly realised what a special dog he was – settling into a home with two young children and two cats with ease (after a few weeks of chasing the cats and finding out who was …

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A life changing moment by SCP Volunteer Lesley

SCP member Lesley with therapy support dog Louie My life started over about 5 years ago when the stork dropped this most unexpected and rather sad looking bundle into my lap. I had no idea how much this slightly hairy little dog would change my life an …

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The Sussex Caring Pets Double Act at Chailey Heritage

Two of their volunteers Fee and Sue with their therapy support dogs Nobby, a  terrier and Gertie, a chocolate Labrador, visit a very special place –  called Chailey Heritage which is nestled at the foot of the Downs near Lewes. Fee says that visiting C …

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Volunteer Paula tells us about her work with Lucca

Joining this charity had been a wish of mine since 2007 when I spent time in a hospice with my mum. Each day a therapy support dog from the charity would arrive to lighten our heaviness and sprinkle their love and magic over our sadness. So my canine f …

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Volunteer Lalage tells us about her work with Willow at a local special school

My Golden Retriever has recently become a therapy support dog with Sussex Caring Pets (SCP). Her name is Willow, and she just loves people and action. So when arthritis meant she could no longer cope with the physical demands of previous strenuous outd …

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Sponges and therapy support dogs

We sometimes think that our gentle therapy support dogs and cats act like a sponge on their visits to local venues. Although it may only provide a temporary respite for people we meet, we believe our furry companions are often able to absorb some of th …

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My journey with Sussex Caring Pets

My journey with Sussex Caring Pets (SCP) began just over a year ago now when a beloved neighbour was rushed to hospital with a stroke. During one of my visits I saw a poster advertising the charity and decided to apply with two of our labradors; Winsto …

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