01 Jul 2016
Clayburn Court care home had a visit from Lulu the therapy dog on 17 May 2016.
Therapy Dogs Nationwide, like Anchor, is a not-for-profit organisation whose volunteers come into our care home every other week. They bring in their very calm and happy dogs in for the residents to interact with; whether this is to stroke, to sit with or just to watch, it is all part of the therapy that dogs and animals can bring to our residents lives.
We were very lucky to have Lulu (dog) and Sophie (owner) visit. Lulu is a cross between a Chihuahua and a Pomeranian and as you can see from the photos, despite this being the first care home she’s been in, she fitted in right away.
During their visit, our residents enjoy lots of cuddles, stroking and reminiscing. Residents often talk about their previous family pets and the adventures that they had with them so having Lulu in brings back those lovely memories. It is also a chance for our residents to learn new facts about animals, as Sophie is very knowledgeable and on hand to answer questions about general care for animals, what to feed them as well as other amazing uses for dogs.
The residents loved having Lulu and Sophie in and the carers are always being asked when they will next be in.