Pets as therapy

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Pets as therapy
« on: November 26, 2009, 18:12 »
Hello all
It was suggested to me today that Bea may be suitable as a pets as therapy (PAT) dog.
Does anyone on here have pets that are registered with them?
On the PAT website it says that you have to pay 19 a year to register, which I don't mind doing if she can make peoples day a bit brighter.  :)
Any advice/experiences?

Thanks.

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janet12000

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Re: Pets as therapy
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2009, 21:03 »
No one?
Guess I will have to be the first then! :lol:

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Re: Pets as therapy
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2009, 21:07 »
If you go for it we will, of course, expect regular updates  :D

It sounds like a very worthwhile thing to do. 
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Re: Pets as therapy
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2009, 21:10 »
It is a worthwhile thing to do  :lol:
I'd like to say that I've had experience but my dogs are all crazy  :wacko: so wouldn't be at all suitable.  :(

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Re: Pets as therapy
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2009, 21:31 »
Have sent for the application form.
Bea will need to be assessed for her suitability.
If she passes then I have got to get her a passport sized photo for her ID badge  :D :D
Can you imagine trying to get a greyhound into a photo booth!!!!! ??
Oh well..worth a try I guess.
She is such a laid back doggie and loves fuss so I think she will fit the bill.
Will keep you all posted
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Re: Pets as therapy
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2009, 23:15 »
When I worked in a Nursing home  Paul would sometimes walk up to meet me with our dog Rocky ( a Boxer).  The old people loved him and would have a competition as to who could feed him a biscuit. He didn't like Rich Tea but liked a Digestive and Ruby always scored one over Ivy on that.  Marion I worked with had sheep and she bought a lamb in which went down well.   Go for it, it is well appreciated by those who are seperated from pets (I was going to say incarcerated,  but thought better of it)

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Re: Pets as therapy
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2009, 23:37 »
Petting dogs in hospital make a real difference, so I would go for it! :D

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Re: Pets as therapy
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2009, 15:29 »
Bea is so placid she would be great for it, so yes do go for it Janet  :D
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: Pets as therapy
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2009, 16:58 »
hey.... i have 7 dogs...
my rotty and one of my afghans are PAT dogs..
and im getting my two chinese cresteds and other afghan to be ones aswell.
its a fab thing. and even the animals enjoy it.. even a cat can be one..
7 dogs, 4cats, 4hens,2bunnies,1pony and a parrot... AND half a plot.. hehe i think I HAVE LOST the plot..

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Re: Pets as therapy
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2009, 17:00 »
what about a chicken? :D

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janet12000

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Re: Pets as therapy
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2009, 18:08 »
still waiting for the application form.  :(

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Re: Pets as therapy
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2009, 18:13 »
Do you have to be vetted by the HSE before you can take your doggy to see people?  :wacko:

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Re: Pets as therapy
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2009, 18:29 »
I think they just need to make sure doggy is not gonna try and eat anyones false teeth, or run off with their walking stick.  :lol:

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Re: Pets as therapy
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2009, 18:42 »
I think they just need to make sure doggy is not gonna try and eat anyones false teeth, or run off with their walking stick.  :lol:

No point my applying to take Poo then...  ??? :blush:


Brilliant idea Janet... 8)

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Re: Pets as therapy
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2009, 19:43 »
no u need to be veeted well the dog does, by a vet or a volenterr of the PAT ppls..



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