Paws 4 Parkinson’s

Help each other stay connected

Pets play a huge role in maintaining positive mental health, especially as we are currently spending more time at home and distancing ourselves socially. Dogs, in particular, also keep us active and healthy through walks and playtime.

We want you, our supporters, to share photos and videos of you and your pets with a few words about what they mean to you. We want to share the love and positive stories about these special relationships with our Parkinson’s community.

Get involved by sharing a photo of you with your furry friend on your Facebook and Instagram pages. Make sure you tag us and use the hashtag #pawsforparkinsons.

To kick things off, we’re featuring Clyde and his trusty sidekick, Zebby.

Clyde and Zebby

“Exercise is crucial to managing my Parkinson’s symptoms and my dog Zebby is always ready, willing and excited to join me. Every morning Zebby and I head out early for a run, walk or even a trip out on the paddleboard. He’s a great training partner and keeps me company every day.”

Keep an eye on our social media channels to see more of the Shake It Up team’s pets and great stories from our supporters.

Let’s all keep our spirits high by sharing the joy our pets bring to all of us!

Watch Clyde and Zebby in Action

Kates Lifesavers - Jellypants and Harry

Jelly and Harry are lifesavers. They are non-judgemental company and comfort. Pets are there when times are great, and when they’re absolutely rubbish. They lend a paw, and a purr, when I am struggling with spasms and the worst that Parkinson’s throws at me. Last year I was in lockdown (sound familiar?) for over seven months, as my immune system was severely compromised due to an extreme flareup of Rheumatoid Arthritis. There by my side, every day, were Jellypants and Harry. They were aware I was in pain, and Harry in particular was very careful not to jump on me.

Read Kate’s Full Story

Kate, Jellypants and Harry

Lincoln and Lulu

Little bit of water time for our Ambassador Lincoln Dews with Lulu the SUP dog today 🐶 💦

#paws4parkinsons is a great reminder of how powerful exercise is for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. And while we might not be able to bring a mate, It’s the perfect opportunity to bring the pup!🐶 🐶

Share your pet and spread love and positivity in the community. #paws4parkinsons

Lincoln Dews and Lulu #Paws4Parkinsons

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