About Cariad Pet Therapy

Cŵn Cymorth Cariad | Cariad Pet Therapy


Wellness through Human-Animal engagements | Pet Therapy | Pet Food Bank | Robot Pets | Employment Support


Cariad Pet Therapy is an award winning, not-for-profit Community Interest Company with our head office based in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. We were established in September 2018.

At Cariad Pet Therapy we provide therapy dog wellness visits with 65 volunteers and their therapy dogs across west and south Wales to hospital wards, care homes, mental ill-health units, primary and secondary schools and to people socially isolated and lonely in their own homes, or are lacking the confidence to go back out into the community post restrictions.

We also provide therapy dog employee wellness visits to Amazon in Swansea, Swindon, Dunfermline and Bathgate, as well as to the staff at the Welsh Ambulance Service Trusts across Wales. We also support students at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David campuses, and to Bridgend and Pencoed Colleges.

We are currently visiting with therapy dogs in the following areas:

  • Ceredigion

  • Pembrokeshire

  • Carmarthenshire

  • Swansea

  • Bridgend

  • Cardiff & the Vale

  • Rhonda Cynon Taff

  • Newport

  • Swindon, England

  • Dunfermline & Bathgate, Scotland

We run a pet food bank and since last year Cariad Pet Food Bank has donated over 109,000 pet food meals in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire to pet owners experiencing the impact of the pandemic and the cost of living rises. 

We are a strong advocate for the use of Robot Pets where to date we have donated 60 robot pets to people with dementia across Wales, the lifelike interactive pets providing comfort, joy and companionship.

We provide supported employment, workplace training and volunteering opportunities for people who are out of work, or with work limiting health conditions, or disability, at our pet food bank. This programme is called Arciad (which is an anagram of Cariad) is supported by the WCVA and European Social Fund.

We receive support from The National Lottery Community Fund to run our projects where we received a 3 year award from April 1st 2022. 

We are proud to be at the forefront of developing new and exciting ways to promote and deliver the benefit of the human-animal bond within our communities.

We are passionate about animal welfare and promote consent to be shown from the therapy dogs when used therapeutically.

Cariad Pet Therapy is committed to creating a diverse environment and we are proud to be a disability confident employer.