A Sanctuary Care home in Bromsgrove has enjoyed a visit from four-legged friends, following a bake-sale for a well-known charity.
The team and residents from Breme Care Home in Providence Road have been busy whipping and stirring to produce fabulous cakes to raise funds for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association for Redditch and Bromsgrove.
Surprise visit from local guide dogs
Following a week of selling sweet treats, the residents were surprised with a visit from two guide dogs – Heidi, a golden Labrador and Nadia, a black Labrador, who popped by with their handlers to say thank you for their efforts.
81-year-old resident Rosemary Clark said: “I always love to have animals in the home and the dogs were fabulous.”
Fellow resident Denis Woolley, who is 89 years old, added: “I loved the visit from the dogs, it was great to stroke them and see them – I used to have dogs when I was younger so I’ve always loved dogs.”
“…residents’ reactions were priceless…”
The Sanctuary Care home’s activities leader Helen Barron continued: “The residents adored the visit from the guide dogs, there were perfectly placid and so gentle with the residents. When they arrived, the residents’ reactions were priceless, there were countless smiles and they couldn’t wait to fuss them – the dogs enjoyed every second of it too, it was a really lovely afternoon.
“Visits from animals like this always bring back such wonderful memories for our residents and this time was no different, many residents were recalling old pets they once had and shared lovely stories.”