Canine Concern was formed in 1984 and became registered as a charity in 1987 by Eve Waring, who had seen how important dog visits were to the elderly and lonely. Eve believed in reaching out to people through their dogs. She wanted to make the group friendly and supportive of each other as well as to the people, old and young, that we visited.
The group grew across England and Wales with local coordinators to support new members on their visits as well as friendship for the established members. We all need a friendly ear to tell our many success stories to as well as the challenging moments, which are few and far between. There are many stories of the successes and experiences of our members. Some sad, some happy, but all emotional and good in their own ways
Canine Concern has been a successful charity, with Eve at the helm for nearly 30 years. Unfortunately, on 4th April 2017, Eve passed away, now one of the area coordinators, Barbara Gasson, and her administrator, Val Fillery, are picking up the baton to continue the good work.
Canine Concern was, is and always will be the organization that cares for people as well as dogs.