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Pets As Therapy

An Introduction to PAT

What is PAT?

Pets As Therapy, a humanitarian charity with people at their heart, was founded in 1983. The organisation has been at the forefront of community based Animal Assisted Therapy across the length and breadth of the UK. Today, Pets As Therapy is the largest organisation of its kind in Europe enhancing thousands of lives every single day.

Meet Finlay


Finlay is our resident 8 year old English Pointer. As a breed they are described as even-tempered and friendly, ours tends towards the mischievous but he is well trained and a qualified Pets as Therapy dog.

The decision to interact with Finlay is entirely your own, he can be just as easily kept out of sight, but we have found that the non-confrontational nature of the animal-human bond can be an aid to therapy, supporting you as you move through the recovery process.