Our Dogs

Most of our dogs are Labradors or Labrador Retrievers. You may get a visit from a surprise breed from time to time! All of our dogs are signed up members of the team and live with their owners who are happy for us to take them out for the day, safe in the knowledge that they’ll receive stimulation in a calm and relaxed environment. Click on their pictures to find out more!

Nia

Nia is a pure black lab and the baby of the pack at just 2 years old. She’s bubbly, playful, cheeky and obsessed with squirrels.

Bertie

Berite is a pure black lab. He’s 6 years old and just wants to be loved. He spends most of the sessions rolling around on his back.

Vimto

Vimto is a 4 year old Golden Retriever. He’s beautiful, and knows he is! When he spots a camera he’ll purposely sit in front of it. All he requires is for you to admire him.

Rambo

Rambo is a 6 year old Labradoodle. He’s the only Doodle on the team, playful and cuddly he’ll seek out your lap to get comfy on.

Vi

Vi is a 6 year old Retriever Labrador and one of the most obedient of the team, until she spots a ball of any kind and she’ll never let go.

Sascha

Sascha is a 6 year old pure lab and is the queen of the pack and likes to be treated as such. She will quite happily lay in her spot and allow you to cuddle her.

Yoffi

Yoffi is a 7 year old Lab Retriever. He is still very much a puppy and loves a slobbery cuddle. He, much like Bertie, enjoys rolling around on his back.

Mae

Mae is a Cocker Spaniel. She’s a little bundle of fun and joy and loves to boss around the rest of the team.

Charlie

Charlie is a 5 year old Lab Retriever and rarely changes his expression! The one thing we do know is that he loves a cuddle, but loves his girlfriend Nia even more.

Sam

Sam is an 8 year old Retriever Lab. He is growing old gracefully but still a puppy at heart. He will sit anywhere he can on you and insist that you pay him attention.

Maggie

Maggie is a pure Lab. She’s quite happy to ignore the rest of the team and give the humans all the attention, nudging you to remind you she’s there.

Q

Q is a 13 year old Lab Retriever. He’s the poster boy of the team but is now too old to join us on our trips out how could we leave him off our gallery!?

Rosie

Rosie is a 3 year old pure Lab. She breaks the Doggy De-stress record for ‘Smallest Dog’. She’s a tiny bundle of cuddles.

Maisie

Maisie is a very brainy Retriever. She’s boss at every session and also knows how beautiful she is. She’s currently on a temporary exchange programme and living the life of luxury in Italy!

Jasper

Jasper’s a 5 year old Retriever Lab and acts like a puppy. If you can catch him, the cuddles are all yours!

Daffy

Daffy is a one of a kind on the Doggy De-stress team. She’s a 3 year old Sproodle – A Spaniel and Poodle mix and a tiny bundle of cuddles

Alfie

Alfie’s the young posh lad of the team. Loves travelling, the beach and is a regular around any of the Royal Parks. He’s a sucker for a cuddle

Dog Welfare

We take the welfare of our dogs very seriously. All have up to date vet checks and will only come for their day out if they’re completely fit and healthy. The moment any of our dogs show any signs of stress or anxiety we remove them from the sessions. We make all of our sessions a positive experience for our dogs – they are the most important part of our organisation and we treat them as such.

They have an incredible day out with our clients and everyone attending has to abide by our strict rules which include staying calm around our dogs, not bringing in any food or drink to the area and no rough play. It has to be a calming experience for both dog and human.

All our dogs are insured for this therapy work the moment we pick them up from their owners to the moment we drop them back. They travel with us in a dog friendly car to make sure they arrive in comfort and are relaxed ahead of their cuddles and strokes.

We monitor our dogs throughout the time we have them and check in with their owners about their behaviour once we leave. They are number one before, during and after our visits to clients. If you have any further questions about the welfare of our dogs, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Has your dog got what it takes?

We’re always on the look out for new doggy members of the team. We’re ideally looking for dogs based in the Waterloo, Battersea, Chiswick or Hammersmith & Fulham areas.

Your dog must be a labrador or labrador retriever suitable to undertake therapy work and over the age of two. They must be calm, sociable, have basic obedience, enjoy human attention, get along with other dogs of a similar breed and travel well in the car. Sound like your doggy? Send us pictures or a video and we’ll be in touch!

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