Meet the finalists of the HiLife PAT Dog of the Year 2019

Every year we run a competition to recognise outstanding Pets As Therapy volunteers, and crown one PAT dog as the Dog of the Year. This year the competition is sponsored by HiLife Pet Foods, and all prizes have been kindly [...]

Meet the finalists of the HiLife PAT Dog of the Year 20192019-03-05T10:00:36+00:00

Patricia Bland: ‘I’ve been a Pets As Therapy volunteer for 20 years’

We spoke to Pets As Therapy volunteer Patricia Bland about volunteering with us for the past 20 years, as well as her additional roles as Assessor and Volunteer Coordinator. This is part of our series of volunteer stories. [...]

Patricia Bland: ‘I’ve been a Pets As Therapy volunteer for 20 years’2019-02-25T10:49:24+00:00

Imogen Woodman: ‘I volunteer alongside my university studies’

We spoke to Pets As Therapy volunteer Imogen Woodman about her relationship with her dog, Millie, fitting volunteering in alongside studying at university, and being nominated for the Young Kennel Club Young Person of the Year Award at Crufts 2019. [...]

Imogen Woodman: ‘I volunteer alongside my university studies’2019-02-21T10:23:22+00:00

How Alfie the Pets As Therapy pug helped 2 year old Charlie through brain surgery

Charlie Robinson underwent major brain surgery at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital aged just 2 years old, after a rare type of tumour was found on his brain. Unfortunately the surgery was unsuccessful. Over the next 6 months Charlie underwent a [...]

How Alfie the Pets As Therapy pug helped 2 year old Charlie through brain surgery2019-02-11T14:35:33+00:00

When Teddy brought Andy back from beyond; waking his owner from a coma.

When Andy Szasz, 65, developed pneumonia while being treated for bowel cancer the doctors at Southampton General needed to put him into a medically induced coma. The situation was very worrying. [...]

When Teddy brought Andy back from beyond; waking his owner from a coma.2019-02-11T11:10:55+00:00