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 

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!

Let's talk!

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