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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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TheraPaws is generously funded by Pets at Home Foundation.

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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

If you and your dog are interested in becoming a TheraPaws Volunteer please contact [email protected]

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Any Questions?

If you have any queries, please email [email protected]