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

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

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

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

Isabel Serafim: ‘The biggest reward is the smiles’

We spoke to Pets As Therapy volunter Isabel Serafim about volunteering with Pets As Therapy, how her PAT cat London has impacted her own life, and how to manage an Instagram profile for your pet. Read more volunteer [...]

Isabel Serafim: ‘The biggest reward is the smiles’2019-05-10T12:10:03+00:00

Dawn Payne: ‘Cats can make really effective therapy pets too’

We spoke to Dawn Payne about her voluntary work with Pets As Therapy, alongside her PAT cat Rico, and why cats make great therapy pets. Read more volunteer stories Volunteer profile Name: Dawn [...]

Dawn Payne: ‘Cats can make really effective therapy pets too’2019-04-16T16:36:34+00:00

Laura Hines-Randle: ‘I want to inspire children to pick up books’

We spoke to Laura Hines-Randle about becoming a Pets As Therapy volunteer, why she chose to volunteer with the Read2Dogs scheme, and how her golden labrador Arlo makes a difference in the school he visits. Read more volunteer [...]

Laura Hines-Randle: ‘I want to inspire children to pick up books’2019-04-04T13:03:28+00:00

Ella Rauen-Prestes: ‘I find time to volunteer alongside running my business’

We spoke to Pets As Therapy volunteer Ella Rauen-Prestes about having dogs as pets, starting her own business, Fitbakes, and finding the time for voluntary work. Read more volunteer stories Volunteer profile Name: [...]

Ella Rauen-Prestes: ‘I find time to volunteer alongside running my business’2019-03-20T16:03:36+00:00