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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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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 friendly 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 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.

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.

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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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