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We will be at Crufts 2024 at the NEC Birmingham from 7-10 March. Come and say hello to us in Hall 4-160

Send in the PAT Cats! You can now apply to become a Pets As Therapy volunteer with your cat

Who are Pets As Therapy and what do we do?

An hour of your time can mean so much to others. Join PAT as a valued volunteer

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Our pets and people enriching lives, one visit at a time.

Pets As Therapy (PAT) is a national charity that enhances the health and wellbeing of thousands of people in communities across the UK. We strive to ensure that everyone, no matter their circumstances, has access to the companionship of an animal. 

Our volunteers and their temperament-assessed pets visit establishments such as care homes, hospitals, hospices, schools and prisons, and bring smiles to many faces. People of all ages get the chance to chat to someone — and stroke a friendly dog or cat. 

Useful Information


Do you have a pet dog or cat with a great temperament and would like to share the wonderful benefits of its companionship with others in your community? 

If you want to learn more about the joy of volunteering, how to request a visit or ways you can support Pets As Therapy, just click on the relevant section to discover more.

Volunteers

Interested in becoming a visiting volunteer and sharing the pet you love?

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Supporters

Fundraise, donate, leave a legacy gift – there are many ways to support us.

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Establishments

Would you like to request a visit from a volunteer and their pet?

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Press & Media

Got a media request and want to speak to someone in our team?

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Corporate Partnerships

Do you want to become one of our corporate supporters?

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Can’t find what you are looking for?

Then why not get in touch? We’ll be happy to help, whatever your enquiry.

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Want to get involved?

Pets As Therapy relies on the hard work of our dedicated volunteers – and their pets – who generously give up their spare time to help others. We also depend on monetary gifts and donations, fundraising events and the support of corporate sponsors. 

Volunteer

Apply today with your pet and start your rewarding volunteering journey.

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Donate

Make a one-off donation or commit to donating a regular monthly gift.

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Fundraise

Organise a fun fundraising event, or why not set yourself a challenge?

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Support Us

Become a corporate supporter and lend us a helping hand — so we can help others.

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Read our latest news

Find out about upcoming events and meet the dogs and cats — and their wonderful owners — who carry out visits on behalf of Pets As Therapy.

25 January 2024

Pets As Therapy at Crufts 2024

Pets As Therapy will once again be attending Crufts - Hall 4-160

15 January 2024

Pets As Therapy announces appointment of new CEO

Steve Wibberley joins the UK charity as Chief Executive Officer

8 January 2024

Pets As Therapy wins Purina #BetterwithPets 1st prize

the Purina BetterwithPets Prize is now part of the new bold commitment to help 1,000,000 people in vulnerable situations improve their health and wellbeing through the power of the pet human bond by 2030.

20 December 2023

A Radio 4 Appeal for Pets As Therapy

Listen to Josette Simon OBE on 31 Dec at 7.54am or 8.25pm and again on 4 Jan at 3.27pm.

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Whoever you are and whatever you want to find out, please get in touch

Whether you think you are a potential volunteer, a corporate sponsor or would like to take part in an event and raise money for Pets As Therapy.

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