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Therapy Dogs Visit Tewkesbury Fields Residential Care Home

Residents at Tewkesbury Fields Carer Home had a wonderful morning of furry fun, when volunteers from the Gloucestershire branch of ‘Pets As Therapy’, came to visit with their dogs; Dudley, Dante, Briar and Riggs and spend time with our residents.

These very well behaved dogs only required a biscuit or two … and a cuddle from our residents, who were delighted to hear more about the dogs and the support ‘Pets As Therapy’ provides. Many of our residents had family dogs in the past, and this was a lovely opportunity for them to tell everyone about the pets they had owned.

Resident Marion, was thrilled and touched by the dogs gentle natures and said: “As a child I used to love having dogs as family pets and today was very enjoyable. It’s so wonderful the dogs can visit us”.

General Manager James Culley said:
“Our residents have really enjoyed their visitors. We knew that having the Pets As Therapy team here would be a bit of fun for all our residents, especially as some miss having a pet. We are always looking for new activities for the residents and today we have seen the seen the enjoyment and the therapeutic influence animals can have on people.”

Gerald Seal, co-ordinator from the Gloucestershire branch said,
“Pets As Therapy (PAT) is a national charity that enhances the health and wellbeing of thousands of people in communities across the UK. We strive to ensure that everyone, no matter their circumstances, has access to the companionship of an animal