Peckham, London – Paws & Pause, the beloved women-owned social enterprise, renowned for its groundbreaking dog daycare that doubles as an employment training program for individuals recovering from substance addiction and mental health challenges, is expanding its compassionate mission to Peckham. After achieving remarkable success at its Brixton location since its establishment in 2019, Paws & Pause is now poised to transform even more lives for both people and pups in the vibrant community of Peckham.
Breaking away from the conventional mold of traditional dog daycare centers, Paws & Pause offers a truly transformative experience for individuals seeking a fresh start in life. Their unique trainee program empowers participants, providing them with essential confidence and skills needed to enter or re-enter the workforce successfully. Since its inception, 42 individuals have completed the comprehensive six-month training program, and an impressive 85% of them have gone on to find employment, pursue further education, or even start their own businesses. With the opening of their new site in Peckham, Paws & Pause is determined to triple the number of people they support annually, making a lasting impact on the community.
With its expansion to Peckham, Paws & Pause is dedicated to extending the benefits of their program to the local community. Simultaneously, residents will have the opportunity to avail themselves of the exceptional 5-star licensed dog daycare service, which has been a critical support system facilitating the return of workers to offices during the challenging times of Covid-19. The daycare ensures each dog receives the love and attention they deserve through a personalized approach, providing a carefully balanced mix of enrichment, play, and rest, thanks to their dedicated staff who take the time to get to know each dog individually.
As Paws & Pause expands to Peckham, its unwavering commitment to making a difference, one paw at a time, remains stronger than ever. The women-owned social enterprise is set to continue their remarkable journey, transforming lives and fostering a brighter future for the people and pets of Peckham and beyond.