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 [...]

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’2019-10-23T15:47:56+00:00

Helen Moss: ‘Pets As Therapy dogs make a HUGE difference on hospital wards’

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 [...]

Helen Moss: ‘Pets As Therapy dogs make a HUGE difference on hospital wards’2019-10-23T11:45:18+00:00

Alfie the Pets As Therapy pug on ITV’s This Morning!

"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 [...]

Alfie the Pets As Therapy pug on ITV’s This Morning!2019-10-23T08:36:04+00:00

Wendy Clark: ‘Most dogs are therapy dogs to their owners every single day’

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 [...]

Wendy Clark: ‘Most dogs are therapy dogs to their owners every single day’2019-10-15T12:49:56+00:00

Could your PAT Pet be featured on our 2019 Christmas cards?

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 [...]

Could your PAT Pet be featured on our 2019 Christmas cards?2019-09-04T13:47:22+00:00

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