Ashington care home residents visited by therapy dog

A care home was full of animal mischief when a therapy dog came to visit.

Wednesday, 7th July 2021, 4:46 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th July 2021, 4:46 pm
Baxter with one of the residents at Woodhorn Park care home.
Baxter with one of the residents at Woodhorn Park care home.

Residents at Woodhorn Park, in Ashington, were pleasantly surprised to see their new furry friend in the home as Baxter paid a visit.

General Manager Julie Bond said: “Our residents have really enjoyed their visitor.

"We knew that having Baxter here would be a bit of fun for all our residents, especially as some find it difficult to go on many outings in our minibus.

"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.”

Resident Audrey was very excited by Baxter: “As a child I used to love all animals. Today was very enjoyable and it was wonderful that Baxter roamed amongst us and most of all we got cuddles.”