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Keep Your Pet is a service managed by Age UK York in collaboration with RSPCA York, Harrogate and District.

The objective of the service is to support older and vulnerable people with the care of their pets during times of illness and health emergencies.

Services provided include pet fostering, dog walking, vet visits and home feeding.

Owners are encouraged to register their pets with Keep Your Pet for peace of mind.



Corona Virus Information

Keep Your Pet will continue to support the health and welfare of vulnerable people in York through this crisis with the help of our amazing volunteers. We will be offering our full range of services, but with some non – essential service suspension and changes to how we deliver support  in order to comply with Government guidance and instructions. To ensure everyone’s safety,  these changes will be tailored to the service required and the individual circumstances of the volunteer and pet owner. All current service users have been contacted with any changes that affect their own service and to find out if any other support needs to be arranged.  All enquiries for a new service or urgent requirement should be made to Keep Your Pet on 01904 866070.

Keep Your Pet Catwalk 23 August to 13 September (see menu link at the top of the page)

Following the success of our Virtual Dog Walk keep Your pet is giving the owners of cats and other furry or feathered friends the opportunity to show off on the Catwalk.

Whilst receiving a majority of its funds from Age UK York, Keep Your Pet cannot function at the current level without donations and fundraising events. The dog walk is the most important of these as well as the opportunity for us to meet with so many supporters. The pandemic has led to the cancellation or postponement of most of our other fundraising events this summer as they all involve getting people together.

Please consider giving your support for Keep Your Pet by making a financial contribution. You can do this by making a donation using the PayPal button on the website or setting up a Standing Order from the form that can be downloaded above this notice.

Alternatively you can send a cheque to:

Age UK York, 70 Walmgate, York, , YO1 9TL

Please mark the reverse of the cheque Keep Your Pet and put KYP on the envelop.

If you wish to Gift Aid  you should include an address for a gift aid form to be sent to you. 

who we are

We are a service based in York managed by Age UK York in collaboration with RSPCA York Harrogate & District
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what we do

Keep Your Pet provides short term assistance for domestic pet owners who are older or vulnerable, and living in the York and Selby areas, at times of ill-health or other emergencies

Be a volunteer

We are a charity that is run by volunteers. If you want to help please contact us. We particular need people to foster animals, usually dogs. If you've thought of having a dog why not become a fosterer?

To view a video about the KYP dog cafe clink on the link below:

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Register your pet

Registering your pet is a good idea because it means we can respond quickly to your needs.

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