They say that a dog is a man’s best friend, but can getting a visit from a pet have actual health or healing benefits. Fr. Brian (pronounced Breen) O’Sullivan chairman of Peata believes so. Through Peata he organizes pet visits for those in long-term hospitals or nursing homes and says it can really make a difference to the lives of those there. Miriam Gormally asked Brian to explain how it worked and how Peata originally started.