The charity we are supporting at our show in 2017 is PETS AS THERAPY DOGS or PAT Dogs.
Owners of well behaved pet dogs can volunteer to to be PAT Dogs. Dogs are carefully vetted in a number of different situations and must be fully vaccinated, wormed etc. Once approved dog and handler can fulfill various rolls in the community.
Visiting Care Homes, Hospitals and Hospices. PAT Dogs can really help and comfort patients .
Read2Dogs. Reading to a canine friend can help special needs pupils, or others just struggling with reading, build their confidence .
Helping children with severe dog phobias. Becoming used to a calm dog can reassure the children that a dog can be a friend, not something to be afraid of.