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Every Dog Has its Day – Care Home Residents Celebrate National Dog Day

Staff and residents at Barchester’s Bushey House Beaumont care home in Bushey got up close and personal with some furry friends when they celebrated all the wonderful things about man’s best friend on National Dog Day, August 26th.

National Dog Day is an annual event to raise awareness of the number of dogs in rescue centres and to encourage people to adopt dogs from shelters and dog homes.

Residents had a brilliant time learning about different breeds and their characteristics, reminiscing about pets and finding out fascinating facts about dogs and puppies. Staff and residents held a Dog Show in the Gardens of Bushey House. Residents and team members were joined by their family and friends, as their family pets took centre stage. The dogs paraded around the gardens and the residents at Bushey House voted for their favourite.

The Winners inners included
First place – Noodles a lovely poodle cross and is a furry member of The Cywan’s family.
Second place – Nelson an American bulldog and belongs to Archie, son of senior carer at Bushey House.
Joint third Laghi – a cross breed rescue from Cyprus and is part of The Peter’s family.
Joint third Dexter – a Yorkshire terrier cross and belongs to The Parrinis family.

General Manager, Mary Jane Bague said:

“Our residents love animals and lots of them have owned dogs in the past. It was so lovely to see so many of their families show off their lovely. The residents had such fun choosing their favourites, it was a very difficult job!”