SPPOT, Supporting People and Pets Through Opportunity ' Training
Provided by SPPOT, A Community Interest Company
SPPOT (Supporting People and Pets through Opportunity and Training) is an innovative Community Interest Company which interests and inspires people who encounter it, whether they are the people for whom the organisation was set up, people who love dogs or fellow professionals working in either of SPPOT's dual spheres.
SPPOT's Operations and Development Manager, Kerri Bee, set SPPOT up after realising, through a practice and management background in social care, that many disadvantaged people who value companionship and acceptance from dogs have few opportunities for flexible training and voluntary work services in the field of dog welfare. In addition through working as a Canine Behaviour Advisor, she also discovered that there is a lack of affordable services for dogs in Pembrokeshire and beyond, like dog walking and home boarding, especially for vulnerable dog owners.
Together with a group of enthusiastic volunteers, SPPOT was created - a unique synergy based on a fundamental understanding of the needs of people and how they dovetail with the needs of dogs along with sound business principles, wide experience, skills, passion and entrepreneurial spirit.
SPPOT is an Agored Cymru Recognised Centre enabling us to deliver accredited training courses, many that we have written ourselves, in canine training and welfare for various vocations and careers. We train people who are 'furthest from the job market' to become part of SPPOT's volunteer team as dog walkers, home boarders, training class assistants and instructors. In future, we plan to train dog day carers and rescue dog fosterers and also enable volunteers to set up their own micro-enterprises with individual levels of support, as we develop our services.
By appointment only