News and Events

Watch this space for the latest Pets As Therapy news – we’ll share your volunteering and fundraising stories and keep you informed of any Charity updates.

We would also love to hear from you. If you are organising an event or would like to share your story and photos, please email us at marketing@petsastherapy.org 

Dogstival 2022, Jubilee Edition

We are returning to Dogstival, and this year is the Jubilee Edition!

10 May 2022

PAT CEO Clare Davis interviewed by BBC Radio Gloucestershire

Our CEO Clare Davis was interviewed by Anna King on BBC Radio Gloucestershire

5 May 2022

Here’s Gozo, the only PAT Dog with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

In 2021, PAT Dog Gozo the Maltese puppy became the only Pets As Therapy dog to ever receive the accolade for his work with North Devon Hospice.

29 April 2022

Amazon Smile…but what is it?

Amazon Smile is a great way to support your favourite charity without spending any extra money.

Paws Up for DogFest 2022!

We will be at ALL DogFest events this year ready to meet new friends and recruit wonderful people and pets to join our cause.

26 April 2022

Go Eastleigh Spitfires!

An incredibly successful afternoon for our PAT Teams raising £141.64 at the Eastleigh Spitfires match

14 April 2022

1,300 Challenging Miles for Charity

The story of vet, Kate McMorris and her beautiful palomino horse, Marilyn, who will be attempting to ride solo this April from John o’Groates to Lands End

11 April 2022

Goodbye to Orvis

We had to say Goodbye to our friends at Orvis UK after 5 years

6 April 2022

Bringing joy at Nelson’s Journey

PAT Volunteer Wendy Jones recounts a beautiful moment with her PAT dog Lacee.

30 March 2022

A break from studying at the School of Law

A posse of PAT Dogs visit the University of Surrey.

Great South Run, 10 miles

Do you want to run the Great South Run in Portsmouth and raise funds for PAT? Register your interest today.

Great North Run, 13.1 miles

Do you want to run the Great North Run – a half marathon from Newcastle to South Shields — and raise funds for PAT? Register your interest today.

Great Manchester Run, 10k

Do you want to run the Great Manchester Run 10k and raise funds for PAT? Register your interest today.

5 May 2022

PAT Team from Gloucestershire interviewed by Stroud Times

The Stroud Times met with our PAT Team in Gloucestershire

2 March 2022

Eastleigh Football Club shows support to PAT

Pets As Therapy teams up with a dog-loving football club.

1 March 2022

Help us capture 1,000 PAT visits on camera!

Let's 'March back to volunteering' and put paws back on the floor.

23 February 2022

Lifting spirits at John Radcliffe Hospital

PAT Dog Thea makes new friends in Oxford.

2 February 2022

Marvellous Marley goes to school

And helps a young student who's anxious around dogs.

We need your help at Crufts 2022

Are you a PAT Volunteer who would like to attend Crufts and help us at our stand? Register your interest now.

27 January 2022

A visit to The Meath in Godalming

Volunteering teams receive a very warm welcome.

20 January 2022

Proof that PAT Dogs are priceless

Bringing smiles to stroke patients in a hospital ICU.

12 January 2022

What’s better than one black lab? Two!

Kimmy and Wilber visit Southampton General Hospital.

11 January 2022

Lily is in the pink when she wears yellow!

The little dog bringing joy to a Wiltshire care home.

6 January 2022

All you need is Loki – and a cuddle

Meet the PAT Dog that's cheering up our NHS heroes.

5 January 2022

A new role for a former guide dog

Thelma proves that once a caring dog, always a caring dog.

1 January 2022

Thank you message from Clare Balding

Clare Balding thanks all PAT Volunteers and Supporters

23 December 2021

PAT Dog Holly brings comfort and joy

Love is... precious time spent with a four-legged friend.

22 December 2021

A top-class achievement for Charlie

A Dorking school chooses to fundraise for Pets As Therapy.

15 December 2021

Santa’s little helper visits Leeds University

A PAT Dog called Evie spreads some festive cheer.

14 December 2021

Pupils snuggle up to PAT Dog Baxter

Quarry Brae Primary School welcomes a special visitor.

9 December 2021

A visit to the University of Surrey’s School of Law

PAT Dogs receive treats and toys – it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

8 December 2021

Retired police dog Fred has a new important job…

...and so has his owner, retired police officer Louise.

Orvis has Christmas all wrapped up!

Orvis, our corporate sponsor, is raising funds for Pets As Therapy on Saturday 4 December.

1 December 2021

Reunited at The Ridings care home

PAT Dog Ghillie returns to see old friends after almost two years.

24 November 2021

Everyone’s loving Golden Retriever Ruby

A special PAT Dog is helping to de-stress hospital staff working throughout the pandemic.

23 November 2021

Jabba is thrilled to be back at school

Meet the PAT Dog who loves nothing more than being read a good story.

18 November 2021

A festive story about friendship and smiles

Prime Video launches its first ever Christmas advert for Europe – and donates to Pets As Therapy.

17 November 2021

Tune in to ITV’s The Pet Show this Sunday

This week's show (21 November) features PAT Volunteers and their dogs at HMP Oakwood in Staffordshire.

12 November 2021

Poppy is proving popular at a local primary school

Pupils at St Mary's in Chessington love their special visits from a special PAT Dog.

11 November 2021

Enter Hillside’s online pet show

A Dorset-based vet practice is raising funds for Pets As Therapy. Join in the fun!

11 November 2021

Scooter scoops a SuperDog Award at a glitzy event

Congratulations to PAT Dog Scooter, and his owner Kirstie Martin, for winning the Naturo SuperDog Award for Best Carer.

10 November 2021

PAT Dog Meg is back on the wards

At a hospital in Haywards Heath, a cute little dog has a special mode of transport – a well-protected wheelchair!

Christmas market and craft fayre, Tranent

Pop along to Dunedin Vets on Sunday 7 November – between 10am and 4pm – for some festive fun.

2 November 2021

PAT Dog Baxter visits St Michael’s Hospice

And he's sure to tug at heartstrings of both residents and staff with that adorable face!

31 October 2021

Happy Hallowe’en from Curly and Mouse!

Nothing spooks these two pumpkin pooches who send postcards to friends when they're unable to visit.

25 October 2021

Pupils and teachers love PAT Dog Pip

It's not just the school children who look forward to our Read2Dogs sessions. Staff enjoy our visits too.

24 October 2021

Meet a small but mighty PAT Dog

Reggie comes to the rescue at his local 999 call centre.

18 October 2021

Congratulations Freddie on becoming a PAT Dog

Meet one of our newest recruits who has just passed their PAT assessment and can't wait to start volunteering.

17 October 2021

The Big Dog Walk at Hylands Park, Essex

Join us in Hylands Park. This is so much more than a walk, once completed you can enjoy a mini festival in grounds of this stunning country house.

15 October 2021

Archie visits staff at the Royal London Hospital

There are some big smiles behind those masks – thanks to a little dog.

10 October 2021

Brighton Half Marathon

The Brighton Half Marathon has been rescheduled but is now taking place on Sunday 10 October. The race is run primarily along Brighton seafront and passes famous landmarks such as the Royal Pavilion.

8 October 2021

University students enjoy cuddles from Kato

A special guest attends a wellbeing day at Anglia Ruskin University.

6 October 2021

Tune in to a new BBC Sounds podcast

Listen in to a new pet podcast. This week's episode features our volunteer and events manager, Matthew Robinson, as well as PAT Volunteer Lyndsey Uglow.

3 October 2021

The Big Dog Walk at St Clere Estate, Kent

Join us at the St Clere Estate, situated in the lovely town of Sevenoaks, just off the M26. It is in the westerly side of Kent, a county that has been coined the Garden of England.

3 October 2021

PAT Dogs visit Goldaming College

What a glorious sight to see so many beautiful PAT Dogs volunteering together!

1 October 2021

DogFest 2021: It’s a wrap!

Michaela Strachan was just one of our many visitors to the Pets As Therapy stands at DogFest!

29 September 2021

Sam joins Walking for Wellbeing sessions

A very special PAT Dog is helping Oxfordshire Mind to boost people's mental health.

25 September 2021 to 26 September 2021

DogFest North at Tatton Park, Cheshire

We are so excited to be back at DogFest North, Tatton Park, Cheshire. Join a community of dog lovers as we get the chance to celebrate our very best friends.

25 September 2021

Thank you VetPartners

A big thank you to VetPartners who have joined forces to raise money for Pets As Therapy

24 September 2021

Joey’s love for PAT Dog Holly

A #FeelGoodFriday story that proves the healing power of a PAT Dog.

18 September 2021 to 19 September 2021

DogFest West at Cirencester Park, Gloucestershire

We are so excited to be back to DogFest West, Cirencester Park, Gloucestershire. Join a community of dog lovers as we get the chance to celebrate our very best friends.

11 September 2021 to 12 September 2021

DogFest South at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire

We can't wait to be back at DogFest South, Knebworth House, Hertfordshire. Join a community of dog lovers as we get the chance to celebrate our very best friends.

14 August 2021

PAT Dog Leo changed my life

For this #FeelGoodFriday we want to share this lovely story posted by Izzy about Leo.

9 August 2021

Oola starts visting at Cheltenham General Hospital

Mondays can be hard, so we thought you might need something to cheer you up and we found the perfect pooch for the job: Oola!

3 August 2021

Jaffa completes PAT assessment

It is so good to see new volunteers like Jaffa signing up and getting certified to support more people around the country!