Although theses dogs are not typical members of the assistance dog group (they are primarily pet dogs and don’t perform assisting tasks on command) they bring companionship, humour and love to many different people. Pets as Therapy Dogs go with their owners to visit special needs schools, hospitals, care homes and hospices.

The psychosomatic impact of PAT dogs continues to be validated through scientific research. The unconditional, undemanding love they provide is a universal healer.

If you’d like to find out more about PAT dogs, and perhaps look into what it takes to volunteer with them, visit their website.

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