Regardless of what we do, Nature continues to love us. Let us, therefore, respect & understand what Nature teaches us

Manuscript Found In Accra ~ Paulo Coelho

What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected.

Chief Sealth (Seattle), Duwamish Tribe, 1850

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Dale Preece-Kelly

Life becomes easier, when you delete the negative people from it


No matter how hard things seem, there is always something good around the corner

Please know that what often feels like the end of the world, is simply a challenging pathway to a far better place

Karen Salmansohn

Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in perfect harmony

Mahatma Ghandi

Dale has now turned his business, Critterish Allsorts, into the leading independent pet therapy and animal education service in the Midlands . . .

Dr Daniel Allen (PRK Oct 2012)

Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them

Norman Vincent Peale

Love me for who I am and not who you want me to be. Thats how you will get the best of me.


Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.


It's your place in the world, it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, make it the life you want to live.

Mae Jemison

Dale's infectious zest for life and endearing updates about his ever increasing menagerie [via Facebook] always make me smile. . .

Dr Daniel Allen (PRK Oct 2012)

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky

Andis Nin

Make yourself a priority . . . If you don't take care of yourself, there will be no "YOU" to take care of anyone, or anything else


Its not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself and make your happiness a priority - its necessary

Mandy Hale

Sometimes, the best road is the one you make!


For anybody requiring a pet therapy service, I would highly recommend Critterish Allsorts. What Dale has achieved should serve as an inspirational blueprint in this field. . .

Dr Daniel Allen (PRK Oct 2012)

Sometimes you fall down, because there is something down there that you are supposed to find


Recognising and talking about your problems is not a weakness. Doing nothing about them IS

Christopher Butler

The way people treat you, is a statement about them as a human being. It is NOT a statement about you


Life becomes more fulfilling, when you find time to nourish yourself

Dr Jeff & Sherry (Relationships Unscripted)

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“Unleashing The Healing Power Of Animals !!”

Animal Assisted Therapy SPECIALISTS (also known as Pet Therapy)

Welcome to the world of Critter Assisted Therapy – the home of Critterish Allsorts‘ pioneering, multi award winning, Animal Assisted Therapy Practice – respected worldwide and reported worldwide in the media.


Our mission : “To make Animal Assisted Therapy, and the healing power of animals, an accepted, recognised, mainstream & prescribed treatment for mental well being and other health issues”  To this end, in July 2016, I was invited to address the National Conference for Autism in London, where I was able to discuss the subject with mental health professionals from all over the UK.

New book about our animals and their work, out on 7th May 2017. Available on Amazon for pre-order now (Click picture to order)

My book about our animals and their work. Available on Amazon (click on picture to order)

In March 2011, Critterish Allsorts began providing Animal Assisted Therapy (Pet Therapy) services to private secure psychiatric hospitals. This is where my passion for Animal Assisted Therapy started. Facilitating sessions for patients with our animals, we worked alongside psychotherapists, psychologists and occupational therapists,  to make a difference to the mental well being of patients suffering from disorders such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, paranoia etc. Such were the results that we now have long contracts with many psychiatric hospitals, in both public & private sectors. We also work with prisons, children & baby hospices, hospitals, schools, care homes and individuals helping with a range of issues from animal phobias to mobility; behavioural issues to self esteem; mental health issues of every kind from self harm to paranoid schizophrenia; and much much more.

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From this work, I have developed a personal desire to help raise awareness of mental health issues and disassociate the stigma associated with them. I have a determination and commitment to help as many people as possible with mental health issues, improve their mental well being, through animal interventions.

I truly believe in the healing power of all animals, and that animal assisted therapy works ~ my personal goal is to prove this through my work, in order to achieve our stated mission. I am a qualified Animal Assisted Therapy Practitioner, based in Worcestershire in the UK, using various therapeutic techniques combined with animal interventions (from our very wide range of available therapy animals), to improve your emotional and mental well being.

Take time to explore the world of Critter Assisted Therapy, and see the critters waiting to help you!!

Dale Preece-Kelly

Animal Activities Licence : 21/04348/ANIACT (Issued by Wyre Forest District Council)
IMPORTANT : BY LAW – EVERY animal encounter business (UK) MUST now have an Animal Activites Licence, issued by their local authority, in order to practice their activities (including Animal Assisted Therapy). Licence number and issuing authority MUST be stated on ALL public media (social media, websites etc) BY LAW. Please ensure that your provider is complying with “The Animal Welfare (Licencing of Activities Involving Animals)(England) Regulations 2018” before making a booking with them

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Dale Preece-Kelly is qualified as an Animal Assisted Therapy Practitioner (Level 3) through the British School of Yoga, and has experience of using Solution Focussed Therapy and other therapeutic techniques, alongside animal interventions. Dale is committed to his continued professional development within the role of  practitioner / therapist, in order to maintain the best possible standards for his clients. He has passed, with distinction, diplomas in Forensic Psycholgy, Zoology, Animal Welfare and Management and Zoopharmacognosy.

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Dale has worked within secure psychiatric hospitals and prisons since 2011, facilitating psychologists & occupational therapists in their work with patients and inmates, who suffer from : depression, anxiety, paranoia, schizophrenia & more. He has also worked privately with individuals. To hear a schizophrenic say : “When I am with the animals, the voices in my head stop”, is proof of the healing power of animals

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Why not experience the healing power of animals yourself ?
Book your Critter Assisted Therapy session NOW !!