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How to keep your dog cool and safe this summer

As the temperature soars, it's important to look after our four-legged friends.

Help us capture 1,000 PAT visits on camera!

We're thrilled to be volunteering again and putting paws back on the floor – and we're asking all volunteers to send us a photo of every visit. Email competition@petsastherapy.org

An hour of your time can mean so much to others. Join PAT as a valued volunteer.

Who are Pets As Therapy and what do we do?

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Our pets and people enriching lives, one visit at a time.

Pets As Therapy (PAT) is a national charity that enhances the health and wellbeing of thousands of people in communities across the UK. We strive to ensure that everyone, no matter their circumstances, has access to the companionship of an animal. 

Our volunteers and their temperament-assessed pets visit establishments such as care homes, hospitals, hospices, schools and prisons, and bring smiles to many faces. People of all ages get the chance to chat to someone — and stroke and cuddle a friendly dog or cat. 

Useful Information


Do you have a pet dog with a great temperament and would like to share the wonderful benefits of its companionship with others in your community? 

If you want to learn more about the joy of volunteering, how to request a visit or ways you can support Pets As Therapy, just click on the relevant section to discover more.

Volunteers

Interested in becoming a visiting volunteer and sharing the pet you love?

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Supporters

Fundraise, donate, leave a legacy gift – there are many ways to support us.

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Establishments

Would you like to request a visit from a volunteer and their pet?

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Press & Media

Got a media request and want to speak to someone in our team?

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Corporate Partnerships

Do you want to become one of our corporate supporters?

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Can’t find what you are looking for?

Then why not get in touch? We’ll be happy to help, whatever your enquiry.

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Want to get involved?

Pets As Therapy relies on the hard work of our dedicated volunteers – and their pets – who generously give up their spare time to help others. We also depend on monetary gifts and donations, fundraising events and the support of corporate sponsors. 

Volunteer

Apply today with your pet and start your rewarding volunteering journey.

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Donate

Make a one-off donation or commit to donating a regular monthly gift.

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Fundraise

Organise a fun fundraising event, or why not set yourself a challenge?

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Support Us

Become a corporate supporter and lend us a helping hand — so we can help others.

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Read our latest news

Find out about upcoming events and meet the dogs and cats — and their wonderful owners — who carry out visits on behalf of Pets As Therapy.

28 July 2022

For the Love of Animals and the Veterinary Profession

Kate McMorris is finishing her journey that saw her riding with her horse Marilyn, from John o' Groats to Lands End, believed to be the first time such a journey has been undertaken on horseback by a vet.

26 July 2022

Pets As Therapy in UK Prisons

With veterinary surgeon Dr Paul Manktelow, we discussed our scheme bringing PAT Teams into prisons in the latest podcast on The Consult Room

11 July 2022

Story of a PAT Dog

Banjo-Oreo, a PAT Dog since October 2016, has an interesting story that eventually led him to become one of the much-loved PAT Dogs who visit schools via our Read2Dogs scheme. This is his story.

8 July 2022

Thank You Volunteers

University Hospital Southampton made a video honouring the work of Volunteers.

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Whoever you are and whatever you want to find out, please get in touch

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

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