Most of our dogs are Labradors or Labrador Retrievers. You may get a visit from a surprise breed from time to time! All of our dogs are signed up members of the team and live with their owners who are happy for us to take them out for the day, safe in the knowledge that they’ll receive stimulation in a calm and relaxed environment. Click on their pictures for their Doggy De-tails!
We take the welfare of our dogs very seriously. All have up to date vet checks and will only come for their day out if they’re completely fit and healthy. The moment any of our dogs show any signs of stress or anxiety we remove them from the sessions. We make all of our sessions a positive experience for our dogs – they are the most important part of our organisation and we treat them as such.
They have an incredible day out with our clients and everyone attending has to abide by our strict rules which include staying calm around our dogs, not bringing in any food or drink to the area and no rough play. It has to be a calming experience for both dog and human.
All our dogs are insured for this therapy work the moment we pick them up from their owners to the moment we drop them back. They travel with us in a dog friendly car to make sure they arrive in comfort and are relaxed ahead of their cuddles and strokes.
We monitor our dogs throughout the time we have them and check in with their owners about their behaviour once we leave. They are number one before, during and after our visits to clients. If you have any further questions about the welfare of our dogs, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Has your dog got what it takes?
We’re always on the look out for new doggy members of the team. We’re ideally looking for dogs based in the Waterloo, Battersea, Chiswick or Hammersmith & Fulham areas.
Your dog must be a labrador or labrador retriever suitable to undertake therapy work and over the age of two. They must be calm, sociable, have basic obedience, enjoy human attention, get along with other dogs of a similar breed and travel well in the car. Sound like your doggy? Send us pictures or a video and we’ll be in touch!