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Care Home Residents Visited by Therapy Pets

To mark Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, staff and residents at Barchester’s Hugh Myddelton House care home in Southgate were treated to a visit from some beautiful therapy pets. Animals have a wonderful calming effect and the residents love to stroke them, talk to them and play with them.

The home was visited by two cute 4 weeks old Toy Poodle puppies, Cherry and Boo, who caused a great deal of excitement. All of the residents enjoyed the visit, they petted them and played with the puppies, who seemed to appreciate meeting their new friends.

Kelly from Performing Pets says: “The puppies have had a wonderful afternoon! I don’t think they have ever had so much attention! It was lovely to see the residents getting so much pleasure from the visit, I think it is fair to say Cherry and Boo have a new fan club!”

General Manager, Jane Shea, said: “All our residents are fascinated by animals so we were delighted that Cherry and Boo were able to visit. It was brilliant to be able to ask Kelly questions about working with the animals and what it is like to look after them. We loved hearing all about their different personalities.”