“Staff and residents at Barchester’s Hugh Myddelton House care home in Southgate 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. Everyone was delighted when Elena from Performing Pets brought in the very cute Dave, a Dalmatian who is 3 month old. We all had a great time watching him run around and playing with the ball. Of course, he got lots of hugs too.
General Manager, Ramona Stanciu, said:
“Our residents love animals and lots of them have owned dogs in the past so it was lovely to hear their stories about the different things their dogs had got up to.”
Charles, a resident said:
“I have always had a dog, we had them when I was growing up and they are such good company, I love how funny and loyal they are. We have had such a nice day remembering all the dogs we have known and loved. They are all such characters.”