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Need low impact rehab? Walk a dog!

The canine residents at Dogs Trust Glasgow have been put through their paces by an unusually sporty new volunteer.
Laura Bartlett, 22, a rising star of Great Britain hockey, was unable to join her Scottish teammates at the Commonwealth Games after sustaining a knee injury.
Glasgow-born Laura explains how she hopes interacting with rescue dogs may help her recover:
“I ruptured my ligament in my knee during a game against Germany in May so I was unable to take part in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi this month.

The canine residents at Dogs Trust Glasgow have been put through their paces by an unusually sporty new volunteer.
Laura Bartlett, 22, a rising star of Great Britain hockey, was unable to join her Scottish teammates at the Commonwealth Games after sustaining a knee injury.
Glasgow-born Laura explains how she hopes interacting with rescue dogs may help her recover:
“I ruptured my ligament in my knee during a game against Germany in May so I was unable to take part in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi this month.
It’s disappointing to be missing out but I thought volunteer dog walking at Dogs Trust would be a good opportunity to do some low-impact exercise while helping the dogs stretch their own legs. I love dogs and since my family’s Boxer, Candy, sadly died of old age last year I’ve missed having a little four-legged personal trainer around.”
Sandra Downie, Dogs Trust Glasgow Centre Manager, adds: “We welcome volunteers to help us walk and socialise the 90 dogs we look after at any one time. You don’t have to be as athletic as Laura though! Our residents come in all shapes, sizes and ages so you can help the dogs whether you’re an avid sportsperson or a fan of more gentle strolls.”
Volunteers must be aged sixteen years old or over and complete a brief training induction. If you are interested in volunteering at Dogs Trust Glasgow please contact the centre on 0141 773 5130 or visit at Dogs Trust Glasgow, 315 Hamilton Rd, Uddingston, Glasgow G71 7SL.

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