Pets as Therapy exists to bring comfort and companionship to people in Hospitals, Hospices, Residential Nursing Homes, Day Care Centres, Special Needs Schools ad many other establishments. Pets as Therapy or P.A.T. dogs are often found on 'stroke' units, helping people to move their limbs again. Or with people with clinical depression, getting through the barrier where human contact has failed. P.A.T dogs are working through clinical Psychologists, with children who suffer from dog phobias, helping them to live a normal life in the community. Over 3500 P.A.T dogs and 92 cats visit throughout the UK and over 100,000 patients, every single week, benefit from the scheme provided by P.A.T.