We want to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone we met. ALL the Volunteers who helped us in and outside of our stand and everybody who made Crufts 2023 an amazing experience.
We will let this video speak for itself, though one word you will hear a lot is "rewarding"! We can all agree that volunteering with Pets As Therapy is a rewarding experience for everyone involved.
If you know someone who would be a great volunteer please let them know we are always looking to recruit more. If you feel inspired to become a volunteer please apply HERE
On Friday 10 March at 2.30pm, Pets As Therapy will be celebrating their 40th anniversary in traditional style with cake from Lola’s Cupcakes and some delicious Woofins from The Barking Bakery for the four-legged companions.
On Saturday 11 March at 11.30am, actress Josette Simon OBE will be sharing her experiences as a PAT Volunteer on the PAT stand. She currently visits a children’s hospice in London with her PAT Dog, Milo.
Actress Josette Simon OBE and her Havanese, Milo, are a visiting PAT Team.
“Being a PAT volunteer is wonderful. Witnessing the benefit and smiles brought to people who experience the companionship and enrichment of spending time with Milo is a two-way exchange and enhances the health, wellbeing and lives of the people we visit. It is such a pleasure to experience that joy and comfort they get by having time with Milo. I can't recommend being a PAT volunteer highly enough.”
Clare Davis, Pets As Therapy CEO, is also a volunteer with her two English Pointers, Jamie and Morgan.
She adds: “It is a huge privilege to be part of an organisation that makes such a difference to the lives of people and pets. We know we can’t fix the world, but each and every day our volunteers are making a difference to people’s lives. From enabling someone lost in the fog of dementia to speak, to time out for a nurse who needs a few moments of calm on a busy shift, our PAT teams are there for them. We can also be a catalyst and help someone who’s reluctant to open up and share what’s wrong. Our impact is immediate, it’s in the here and now.”
We are always looking to recruit more volunteers.
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