The Pat Team

Angus

Name
Angus

Age
3 years

Sex
Male

Breed
Golden Retriever

Guardian
Nici Reed 

Angus passed his PAT assessment at 18 months old. He has not yet visited as we moved towns and then COVID-19 happened.

Likes/Dislikes
Loves going out, playing with other dogs and carries around his Snowball soft toy from the movie “Frozen”.

Anna

Name
Anna

Age
8 years

Sex
Female

Breed
Boxer

Guardian
Marieanna le Roux

Anna lives with her sister, Nonna and brother, Kerneels. She has been a PAT visiting dog since September 2015. She is part of the PAT team visiting Stellenbosch University students. Anna also visits a retirement home in Stellenbosch.

Likes/Dislikes
Anna is a friendly dog who likes attention. Being a typical boxer, she likes to play with her ball and going for walks. She likes giving licks and hugs for everybody. Anna does not like cats!

Charlie

Name
Charlie

Age
7 years

Sex
Male

Breed
Great Dane

Guardian
Annica Richard

Originally from Worcester, Charlie has been a therapy dog since birth, but made it official in 2016. 

Likes/Dislikes
Likes Snacks, Naps and Short walks on the beach. Dislikes Broccoli!

Freyja

Age
8 years

Sex
Female

Breed
Golden Retriever

Guardian
Nici Reed 

Freyja has been with PAT for 6 years and is also registered with the Lees/Ukufunda/READ programme. She has mainly been visiting in dementia units and loves visiting. Her tail never stops wagging. She will go back to school with READ once the COVID-19 situation improves.

Likes/Dislikes
Loves her soft toys and is terrified of thunder and very loud bangs.

Tessie

Name
Tessie

Age
9 years

Sex
Female

Breed
Rescue cross

Guardian
Dick Crane

Rescued from an informal settlement by Animal Welfare Society Stellenbosch (AWSS), we adopted her at about five weeks. She is very sociable and has the most loving temperament. She was instrumental in a 6-year-old autistic boy speaking his first word which was ‘Trixie’.

Likes/Dislikes
Loves people, especially children and cats. Hates mopeds!