Fern Brook Lodge hosts Crufts-style dog show

23rd March 2020

Fern Brook Lodge care home welcomed some four-legged friends for a Crufts-style dog show at the Gillingham care home.

Over a week, prior to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) restrictions, the home had a different dog visiting residents each day, starting with Ben. Ben is one of the Canine Companion dogs who regularly visit the home.

Staff members also brought in their own dogs, including Sam the shih tzu/poodle cross, Buddy the westie, Ozzie the springer spaniel, Floyd the Staffordshire bull terrier, Finn the golden retriever, and Willow, pictured below with one of Fern Brook Lodge’s residents.

Everyone at the home really enjoyed meeting the dogs, with many of the residents reminiscing about happy memories with their pets and sharing their memories.

Care South’s homes regularly welcome animals to interact with the residents as research has shown the positive effects the visits can have on physical and mental well-being.