The benefits of Pets As Therapy visits: The Ridings Care Home in Banbury

“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 [...]

The benefits of Pets As Therapy visits: The Ridings Care Home in Banbury2019-07-02T15:40:58+00:00

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 [...]

100% of hospital staff and patients’ parents at Southampton Children’s Hospital support therapy dogs, according to new study2019-05-24T13:02:25+00:00

Barry Lea: ‘I took my PAT dog to visit my terminally ill father in hospital’

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 [...]

Barry Lea: ‘I took my PAT dog to visit my terminally ill father in hospital’2019-06-12T11:40:38+00:00

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

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