Residents at Tall Trees had a special visitor last month that caused a lot of excitement and smiles – meet Dexter!
Dexter is a therapy dog from Therapy Dogs Nationwide – a national charity where visiting volunteers take their own dogs into establishments to provide comfort, distraction and stimulation.
Animal-assisted therapy is a growing area that uses dogs and other animals to help people recover or cope better with health problems. It has proven that interaction with animals can help lower blood pressure, releases endorphins that have a calming effect and even diminishes overall physical pain.
Both residents and staff loved Dexter’s first visit to Tall Trees and thoroughly enjoyed their cuddles and fusses – a huge thank you for bringing in this beautiful Lancashire Heeler – who was so worn out from his visit to us that he was asleep within minutes of getting home!