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K9 Angels – Pets as Therapy Program

Pets as Therapy

The K9 Angels – Pets as Therapy Program was initially developed primarily to provide therapy for Children who were connected with Yourtown (formerly Boystown), but has expanded to working with other youth groups, the elderly and other groups who need an Angel.

Pets as TherapyThe program is headed up by program manager Trish Hendry, who herself has two trained Therapy dogs which are German Shepherds. Trish is still an active Volunteer and visits Yourtown with her dogs.

The program volunteers are good people volunteering their time to work with people who may not have access to dogs or those who may be disadvantaged in some way.

To become an Angel, people contact us here at K9 Pro and we can answer any questions that they may have. Next we would book a Temperament Evaluation to make sure that the dog in question is suitable for this work. This evaluation is at no cost to any individual and is provided by Steve voluntarily.Pets as Therapy

A Working with Children check needs to be completed by all Angels (also no cost to you) and then we would add you to the roster and explain the processes.

Angels universally enjoy the visits and working with their dogs.

To become an Angel, you will ideally:

  • Be a man or woman over 18 years of age
  • Have a suitable dog of any breed (we determine suitability for you)
  • Have completed the WWC Checks (Working with Children Checks)
  • Have own transport
  • Have a desire to work with your dog and have some free time to offer.

If you meet the above criteria and would like to know more, call our office Monday – Friday 9-5 on 02 45 789 789 or email us on

Pets as Therapy
Lucy and Ziggy