Welcome to Nurture Dogs!

Nurture Dogs CIC is a Community Interest Company that aims to bring the pleasure and therapeutic value of the human animal bond to as many people as possible.


Combine animal contact and activities with animals with the therapeutic philosophy of Occupational Therapy. Dogs is an organisation that majors on empowering people, providing choices and opportunities where perhaps these do not currently exist. We deliberately seek to involve those from diverse backgrounds in the provision of the therapy and the management of the organisation.

We have a varied client population and we work in homes, schools,specialist hospitals and the local community. With the help of our activities, individuals can overcome and manage potentially disabling conditions. We therefore welcome any child or adult who would like to improve some aspect of their daily functioning and /or mental and physical well-being.

Our services range from full OT assessment and evaluation to individual/group animal assisted programmes.

A) Individual Occupational Therapy

This service is led by Dave De’ath who is a qualified occupational therapist. We have several Occupational Therapists working with us as well as students. This will involve an OT assessment and evaluation.

B) Individual animal assisted therapy

One to one sessions specifically tailored to meet your individual goals. (Can be combined with OT assessment on request)

C) Group animal assisted therapy

A programme designed for a group of clients who may have similar needs. Each individual may set their own goals within the group objectives or they may be set for them.

(Can be combined with OT assessment on request).

D) Nurture Dogs can also be used as a ‘bolt on’ to other groups to aid participation and act as a social lubricant.