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Pets As Therapy

Pets As Therapy (PAT) is a national UK charity founded in 1983 by Lesley Scott-Ordish, a dog owner who understood the unique bond between humans and animals. Today PAT strives to ensure that everyone in the UK, no matter their circumstances, has access to the companionship of a dog. Our volunteers visit a range of establishments including residential homes, day care centres, schools, universities, hospitals, hospices and prisons.

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Registered charity no. 11112194

Member since August 2016

About us

Pets As Therapy (PAT) is a national UK charity founded in 1983 by Lesley Scott-Ordish, a dog owner who understood the unique bond between humans and animals – and the joy of volunteering.

Today PAT strives to ensure that everyone in the UK, no matter their circumstances, has access to the companionship of a dog. Our volunteers visit a range of establishments including residential homes, day care centres, schools, universities, hospitals, hospices and prisons.

Therapeutic visits by PAT Teams can: • Bring comfort and companionship to people living in local communities who may feel isolated, confused and lonely. • Help young people to improve their literacy skills and encourage confidence and concentration in the classroom. • Aid a patient’s recovery and rehabilitation and help improve mental health and wellbeing.

To find out more about becoming a PAT Volunteer Team, visit petsastherapy.org