Denise Kaydar: ‘I knew I wanted myself and Millie to help where we could and give something back to the community’

When Denise Kaydar adopted rescue dog Millie, she never thought that the Jack Russell would become the dog she is today, describing her back then as shy and almost ‘feral’. Fast forward nine years though and Millie is now [...]

Denise Kaydar: ‘I knew I wanted myself and Millie to help where we could and give something back to the community’2021-02-05T14:47:21+00:00

BBC Wales Presenter Lucy Owen becomes PAT volunteer for Read2Dogs

Lucy Owen, a journalist and BBC news presenter, has become the newest volunteer for our organisation, and is now encouraging others to think about making a New Year’s resolution to volunteer with their dog too. Volunteering is rewarding, good [...]

BBC Wales Presenter Lucy Owen becomes PAT volunteer for Read2Dogs2021-01-25T16:01:20+00:00

Paul Jewels: ‘I really wanted to share the benefits that I received from Gozo with other people’

Paul Jewels is not just a busy and kind man. He’s an inspiration too! Along with his incredibly hardworking Maltese therapy dog, Gozo. We met with Paul to talk about his background and getting involved with PAT; how he [...]

Paul Jewels: ‘I really wanted to share the benefits that I received from Gozo with other people’2020-10-28T10:13:14+00:00

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
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