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

Barry and Bella win HiLife PAT Dog of the Year 2019!

Every year we run a competition to recognise the achievements of our brilliant volunteers and their dogs. This year's winner was announced at Crufts as a Bichon Frise named Bella. We spoke to her owner, Pets As Therapy volunteer [...]

Barry and Bella win HiLife PAT Dog of the Year 2019!2019-03-18T17:45:06+00:00

Patricia Bland: ‘I’ve been a Pets As Therapy volunteer for 20 years’

We spoke to Pets As Therapy volunteer Patricia Bland about volunteering with us for the past 20 years, as well as her additional roles as Assessor and Volunteer Coordinator. This is part of our series of volunteer stories. [...]

Patricia Bland: ‘I’ve been a Pets As Therapy volunteer for 20 years’2019-02-25T10:49:24+00:00

Imogen Woodman: ‘I volunteer alongside my university studies’

We spoke to Pets As Therapy volunteer Imogen Woodman about her relationship with her dog, Millie, fitting volunteering in alongside studying at university, and being nominated for the Young Kennel Club Young Person of the Year Award at Crufts 2019. [...]

Imogen Woodman: ‘I volunteer alongside my university studies’2019-02-21T10:23:22+00:00