Thanks to the generosity of their colleagues, family and friends, a group of drivers from Lothian Buses have donated £2,200 to Pets As Therapy in memory of their fellow driver Joanna Toni, who sadly passed away last year. Celebrating [...]
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Kirstie Coy-Martin: ‘Scooter was thrown out on the streets when he was a puppy, but now he’s able to bring joy to people’s lives as a PAT dog’
Kirstie Coy-Martin is a full-time police officer, and spends her time in work dealing with some incredibly difficult situations. Becoming a Pets As Therapy volunteer with her rescue dog, Scooter, has allowed her to reduce her own stress [...]
Helen Moss has been a registered Pets As Therapy volunteer since February 2019, volunteering alongside her Cockerpoo Tilly. In this interview she tells us how she was inspired to register with Pets As Therapy, and what difference Tilly [...]
"You saw with your own eyes there the difference this little dog has made in his life." On Thursday 17th October 2019 Alfie the Pets As Therapy pug was invited onto ITV's This Morning, to be interviewed by [...]
Wendy Clark has been a registered Pets As Therapy volunteer since May 2017, volunteering alongside her French Bulldog Ted. In this interview she tells us about her relationship with Ted, the difference he has made for children at [...]
We know it’s only September, but here at Pets As Therapy we’re starting to think about the Christmas season. Every year we create a set of personalised Pets As Therapy Christmas cards. We’re going to feature four of [...]
Pets As Therapy has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from the public. Pets As Therapy was nominated to win a £1,000 boost as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's Movement for Good awards, which [...]
“Every Pets As Therapy visit brings happiness to our residents and we noticed positive effects after each visit. Nick and Ghillie are now part of our life here and we would very much like to keep it this [...]
100% of hospital staff and patients’ parents at Southampton Children’s Hospital support therapy dogs, according to new study
A study into the effect of therapy dogs on the wards at Southampton Children’s Hospital has shown overwhelming support from staff, patients and families for a nationwide rollout. The research was led by Pets As Therapy volunteer Lyndsey [...]
We spoke to Pets As Therapy volunteer Barry Lea about becoming a Pets As Therapy volunteer, why pet therapy is important, and how he gained special permission to take his PAT dog, Holly, to visit his terminally ill [...]