PAT Stories

As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, we're sharing volunteer stories that showcase the amazing work of our PAT Teams. Every day our friendly PAT Pets, along with their owners, bring joy to so many people – residents in care homes, children at schools, patients in hospitals, inmates at prisons, the list goes on.

Here are just a few PAT Stories that highlight the impact of our visits. If you would like to tell your story, please email

8 March 2023

Julia Saunders & Chilli, Bean & Ronnie

Julia takes one dog to a school, the other to a care home, and a third has passed its assessment.

1 February 2023

Keith Poultney & Bella

Keith and his black Labrador Bella are bringing joy to Ukrainian families who are currently living in the UK.

31 January 2023

Andy Price & Lola

Andy and his PAT Dog Lola are regular visitors to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, cheering up patients on the wards.

29 January 2023

Rachael Sones & Arlo

Rachael is an Assistant Voluntary Area Co-ordinator. Along with her dog Arlo, they make weekly visits to a school in Hampshire.

We’re here to help

Whether you are a potential volunteer, a corporate sponsor or you’d like to take part in an event and raise money for Pets As Therapy, get in touch.