New for Summer 2016

Introducing the Pets As Therapy Awards.  

We want to celebrate the amazing work carried out in the community every single day by our volunteer PAT Teams.

Nominations for the Area Co-ordinator of the Year will open in Spring 2016.  

All other award categories will be announced shortly.  

More details to follow.

Hot off the press…

Doug The Pug – A Working Dog’s Tale by Cate Archer 


Doug the Pug is a wonderfully sweet natured little dog.  As a Therapy Dog, he enjoys each and every one of his working days generously sharing warmth and kindness with all those who need a little tender loving care and special attention.  And, when a special little person comes to read with him, he feels like life couldn’t get any better!

Doug’s story is a sweet tale highlighting the joys of the human/animal bond and is based on Doug’s genuine working life through the UK charity “Pets As Therapy”. 

Cate and Doug have been working together, through Pets As Therapy, since 2011.  Before this great partnership, Cate taught literacy and numeracy to children with learning differences and worked on a positive behaviour programme with those on the autistic spectrum.

The book is written for junior school aged children, independent readers, and for those who enjoy reading with them.  Pug lovers might like it too.  In fact, anyone interested in the beautiful relationship between people and their companion animals might like it. 

The book’s aim is to encourage us to be happy with who and what we are, celebrate each individual’s differences and recognise that we all have something quite wonderful to offer.

“Doug the Pug – A Working Dog’s Tale” is illustrated throughout with charming colour photographs of Doug himself (by Cate) and enhanced with background drawings and illustrations creating a delightful mix of media. The graphic designer of this fabulous work is Alice Palace –

Cate hopes that, through reading Doug’s book, a greater understanding of companion animal therapy will be gained and funds raised may enable Pets As Therapy to further their good work.

Pets As Therapy will receive all Royalties from every one of Doug’s book purchased.