Meet the Therapy Dogs

Want to know a little bit more about our Therapy Dogs? Enjoy their mini bios to learn their names, breed and favourite activities!

Pets as Therapy

We're lucky enough to work with many wonderful volunteers at the Pets as Therapy (PAT) charity to bring Therapy Dogs onto campus to boost your mood, reduce homesickness and encourage you to take time out from your studies.

When are the Therapy Dogs on campus?

Student Health and Wellbeing Hub

  • Tuesday 19th September 2023, 12pm-2pm (Japanese Garden, UCL Bloomsbury)
  • Thursday 21st September 2023, 12pm-2pm (Japanese Garden, UCL Bloomsbury)
  • Tuesday 26th September 2023, 12pm-2pm (Japanese Garden, UCL Bloomsbury)
  • Thursday 28th September 2023, 12pm-2pm (Japanese Garden, UCL Bloomsbury)
  • Friday 29th September 2023, 12pm-2pm (Marshgate, UCL East)

Your Guide to Thrive

  • Wednesday 22nd November 2023, 12pm-1pm and 2pm-3.30pm (South Cloisters, UCL Bloomsbury)

Exam Season Toolkit

  • Monday 4th March 2024, 12pm-2pm (Japanese Garden, UCL Bloomsbury)
  • Monday 8th April 2024, 12pm-2pm (Japanese Garden, UCL Bloomsbury)

Additional Therapy Dog events

  • Monday 2nd October 2023, 12pm-2pm (Japanese Garden, UCL Bloomsbury)
  • Monday 13th November 2023, 12pm-2pm (South Cloisters, UCL Bloomsbury)
  • Monday 4th December 2023, 12pm-2pm (South Cloisters, UCL Bloomsbury)
  • Monday 8th January 2024, 12pm-2pm (North Cloisters, UCL Bloomsbury)
  • Monday 5th February 2024, 12pm-2pm (South Cloisters, UCL Bloomsbury)
  • Monday 3rd June 2024, 12pm-2pm (Japanese Garden, UCL Bloomsbury)

Doggy Bios

Our sessions are usually held on the Japanese Garden (outside the Student Centre), or the Wilkins Terrace (outside the North Cloister) on the UCL Main Campus (Bloomsbury). There is no need to book, simply turn up and Pet a Pooch!

Bella Dog Photo

Name: Bella

Breed: Cockapoo

Age: 5 years old

Sex: Female

Owner: Jessica

Personality: I love playing ball in the park and eating chicken.


PK Dog Photo

Name: PK

Breed: Blue Roan Cockapoo

Age: 7 years old

Sex: Male

Owner: Douglas

Personality: I love people of all ages.

Jemma Dog Photo

Name: Jemma

Breed: Sheepadoodle

Age: 3 years old

Sex: Female

Owner: Janet

Personality: I love swimming and having my tummy rubbed.

Mocha Dog Photo

Name: Mocha

Breed: Cavachon

Age: 3 years old

Sex: Male

Owner: Fiona

Personality: I love cuddles and belly scratches. Hide and seek and football are my favourite games. 

Zara Dog Photo

Name: Zara

Breed: German Shepherd

Age: 7 years old

Sex: Female

Owner: Louise

Personality: I like catching sticks and eating anything! I can look intimidating, but I am a big softy and love to spend time visiting children patients at Great Ormond Street and UCH, who absolutely love me.

Rosie Dog Photo

Name: Rosie

Breed: Greyhound

Age: 4 years old

Sex: Female

Owner: Jonathan

Personality: My main loves are eating, sleeping and tummy rubs! Occasionally, I run at a superfast speed in big circles (my racing heritage!).

Harry Dog Photo

Name: Harry

Breed: Schnoodle

Age: 6 years old

Sex: Male

Owner: Tara

Personality: I have the most adorable nature - unless I see a fox!

Indy Dog Photo

Name: Indy

Breed: Whippet

Age: 7 years old

Sex: Male

Owner: Charlotte

Personality: I love bread and sleeping in equal measure. For fans of the films, my name is short for Indiana Jones!

Emi Dog Photo

Name: Emi

Breed: Labradoodle

Age: 2 years old

Sex: Female

Owner: Liz

Personality: I love getting pets and cuddles. I can’t say no to food and will put on my best behaviour if there are treats!

Cooper Dog Photo

Name: Cooper

Breed: Golden Retriever

Age: 4 years old

Sex: Male

Owner: Lina

Personality: I am very friendly and quite cheeky...I love running, swimming and stealing food whenever humans are not looking! Most of all, I love cuddles from people.

Freddie Therapy Dog Image

Name: Freddie

Breed: Pug

Age: 7.5 years old

Sex: Female

Owner: Charlotte

Personality: My favourite activities include following mum around the house, eating carrots and playing with my mini squeaky ball. If I am not doing any of the above, I am snoozing or snoring.

Tinkerbell dog photo

Name: Tinkerbell

Breed: Chihuahua

Age: 8 years old

Sex: Female

Owner: Pat

Personality: I love to run like a Whippet, be with people and enjoy the company of other dogs.