People & Animals are dedicated to collaborating within each community that we work in, to better support every person, their families/caregivers, health and education professionals, commissioners, funders, other community and voluntary sector organisations, local businesses, and the wider community in all that it does.

 Here are a few of the organisations that we are proud to be a part of and to work with;



Other friends include;

Green Care Coalition was established in 2016 to promote the commissioning and use of Green Care services, and to give voice to the many organisations in the UK who are committed to delivering or supporting the delivery of high quality and cost-effective Green Care services.

IAHAIO is a global umbrella organization drawing together many associations doing exciting work in the human-animal interaction (HAI) field, embracing those who are working in research, education, and practice in the sector. Katie Bristow is on the IAHAIO Task Force on AAI – Resident Programmes.

SCAS promotes the study of human-companion animal interactions and raise awareness of the importance of pets in society, and are very active in collaborating with People & Animals UK to promote mutually beneficial Human-Animal Interactions.

International Institute for Animal Assisted Play Therapy by Tracie Faa-Thompson and Dr Rise Van Fleet, providing training, principles and resources to ensure the physical and emotional well-being of clients and animals as well as therapy sessions.

Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors a network of experienced and qualified pet behaviour counsellors who work on referral from veterinary surgeons to treat behaviour problems in dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, horses and other pets.

Better Out Than In supports children and young people to build resilience and inspire learning through connecting with animals and Nature. Opportunities include consulation, forest school sessions, staff training, animal assisted activities (AAA), wild events, theme days, projects, one to one programmes of engagement, the development of outdoor learning spaces and vocational support work.

Dogs Helping Kids a unique charity founded by Tracey Berridge, and is dedicated to using highly trained dogs to help teach children non-violence, empathy, respect, kindness, love, responsibility, friendship and trust.

International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) is a supportive organisation for the scientific and scholarly study of human-animal interactions. It is a non-profit, non-political organisation with a worldwide, multi-disciplinary membership of students, scholars and interested professionals.

K9 Project is a not for profit organisation utilising the unique bond between humans and dogs to provide a range of services to people of all ages. From children and young people who are not benefiting from conventional education to adults who want to change their lives for the better, K9 facilitates a range of sessions to help them find new directions on their way.

Our Special Friends is a charitable organisation founded by Belinda Johnston, and specialises in the practical and emotional support of the human-animal bond in all circumstances but particularly in the elderly, vulnerable and socially isolated.

Paws for Progress CIC is a small but rapidly growing company, the team are passionate about promoting individualised, evidence based interventions which are mutually beneficial for both the people and animals involved.

Positive Connections founded by Jenny Stephany, aims to facilitate community based initiatives which enable the natural magic between people and companion animals to be sustained.

Society for Companion Animal Studies has established itself as the leading human-companion animal bond organisation in the UK, influencing the development of policies and practices that support the human-companion animal bond.

The Playful Pooch Programme is led by Dr. Rise Van Fleet, is designed to provide canine-assisted play therapy services to children and families and to offer training in the involvement of canines in play therapy to mental health professionals.

Sarah Urwin is an accredited and experienced Counsellor/Psychotherapist offering Equine and Animal Assisted Therapies and Counselling, outside from her base near Exeter. She also works with practitioners and students in these approaches as Supervisor, Mentor and Trainer.

Sirona Therapeutic Horsemanship provides therapeutic and educational activities centred around horses and nature supported by a professional and passionate staff and volunteer team.

Turn About Pegasus is a social enterprise run by Tracie Faa-Thompson and equine expert Alison Porteous. This new service delivers Equine Assisted Learning and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, primarily – but not exclusively – to young people.