Formed in 1983, Pets as Therapy (PAT) enhances health and wellbeing in the community through the facilitation of visits of trusted volunteers with their behaviourally assessed animals. Visiting hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, special needs schools and a variety of other venues throughout the UK, we enable an improved quality of life for thousands of people every year.
Our therapeutic visits:
Our model of facilitating thousands of volunteers to make visits enables us to have a major impact in an incredibly cost effective way. Pet owners’ willingness to share their beloved animal with other people enables PAT to change lives for the better.