Dawn Payne: ‘Cats can make really effective therapy pets too’

We spoke to Dawn Payne about her voluntary work with Pets As Therapy, alongside her PAT cat Rico, and why cats make great therapy pets. Read more volunteer stories Volunteer profile Name: Dawn [...]

Dawn Payne: ‘Cats can make really effective therapy pets too’2019-04-16T16:36:34+00:00

National Stress Awareness Month: how therapy animals reduce stress

Stress: ‘A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances’ - Oxford Dictionaries. April is National Stress Awareness Month, with National Stress Awareness Day falling on April 16th. [...]

National Stress Awareness Month: how therapy animals reduce stress2019-04-11T14:35:25+00:00

Laura Hines-Randle: ‘I want to inspire children to pick up books’

We spoke to Laura Hines-Randle about becoming a Pets As Therapy volunteer, why she chose to volunteer with the Read2Dogs scheme, and how her golden labrador Arlo makes a difference in the school he visits. Read more volunteer [...]

Laura Hines-Randle: ‘I want to inspire children to pick up books’2019-04-04T13:03:28+00:00