Therapy Dogs


Volunteer therapy dogs and their owners visit patients who are missing their own animals or would benefit from some time with an animal. Therapy dogs and their owners spend time with both individuals and small groups of staff and patients, chatting and allowing patients to stroke and occasionally feed the dogs. All volunteer therapy animals need to be accepted as an approved dog by a registered charity such as Therapy Dogs Nationwide (https://tdn.org.uk/join-us/) or Pets As Therapy (https://petsastherapy.org/information/for-volunteers).