When managing stress, anxiety or other emotional conditions such as loneliness, you may have been told to pay attention to sleep and other lifestyle factors--but have you ever been told to pet a dog? There are many ways that dogs [...]
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The annual Oundle Companion Dog Show was held at Halefield on Sunday, 23rd July 2017 by kind permission of the Lanni family. The charity chosen by their members was PETS AS THERAPY and we were pleased to see three PAT [...]
Last weekend Anne and her friend Gill took on a tough challenge and completed the Blenheim Triathlon to raise money for Pets as Therapy. For every £75 raised a Read2Dog is produced. This was a fantastic achievement and there is still time [...]
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 [...]
The Prince of Wales was charmed by a tiny dog that helps people with dementia when he visited a hospital to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the British Geriatrics Society. The Prince of Wales was charmed by a tiny [...]
A lovable Staffordshire Bull Terrier from Jersey proved he was a ‘hot dog’ at Crufts when he was crowned winner of HiLife PAT Dog of the Year. Sausage and his proud owner Angie Seedhouse, who are both volunteers with the charity [...]
OT Magazine (Occupational Therapy) published a great article about volunteers Pam and David Coombs with their three dogs and one cat. Read the article here on pages 64-65: https://issuu.com/2apublishing/docs/ot_jan_feb_17-issuu If you have a story you would like shared on our website or on [...]
Bilbo Baggins is a 7-year-old black Cockapoo who has been visiting a Children’s Respite Home and a Care Home for 5 ½ years Following his nomination by Cherry Trees Respite Home for Children with Disabilities, I was thrilled to [...]
From donating blood and visiting hospital wards to taking part in charity runs - ‘super-staffie’ Romeo’s amazing array of activities made him the top choice to win a Blue Cross Medal recently. Five-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier cross Romeo impressed the [...]
Here is a heart warming story from our Volunteer Jonathan Green and his dog Stanley. Thank you both for sharing your experience. Stanley is my 7 yr old Grand Basset Griffin Vendeen, to give him his full title and tall, hairy [...]