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What is TheraPaws?

Our volunteers take their behaviourally assessed dogs into hospitals, mental health centres, SEN schools, care homes and hospices to help improve the quality of life for those interacting with the animal. We work with people of all ages and all boroughs across London.

Animal Assisted Interventions

Specialising in three types of Animal Assisted Interventions, our TheraPaws volunteers and their dogs are involved in Animal Assisted Activities (AAA), Collaborative-Animal Assisted Therapy (C-AAT) and Collaborative-Animal Assisted Education (C-AAE).

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Make a donation to TheraPaws

TheraPaws is funded entirely by the generous donations of our supporters. Each initial visit costs Mayhew over £320 and the TheraPaws team made over 900 visits in 2019.

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Make a difference to an animal in need!

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The benefits of TheraPaws

Social interaction and companionship

Decreased feelings of isolation

Improvement in emotional and physical well-being through stress reduction and affection

Unlocking memories and emotions for those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

Building confidence and self-esteem in young people

Improved communication between people, volunteers, staff and families

Become a volunteer

While we continue to adhere to official advice regarding Coronavirus, we are currently not recruiting any new volunteers. We would like to thank you for your interest in TheraPaws and please do keeping checking the website for further updates.

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Any Questions?

We are not taking on new volunteers or setting up new visits at the moment. If you have another query, please email [email protected]