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Canine Friends Pet Therapy

Coco had competition for the affections of Dame Patsy and Sir David after a visit to Te Hopai Home and Hospital in Wellington this morning. They were there to observe the work of Canine Friends Pet Therapy, a volunteer organisation that takes dogs into hospitals and rest homes. Pet therapy has been found to be very valuable for older people and it was obvious that many of the residents had a strong bond with the therapy dogs.

Star of the show was Jack, the well-trained Border Collie who did a skateboard demonstration for the residents and a rather impressed Dame Patsy and Sir David.

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Canine Friends Pet Therapy

Image of a schnauzer mix dog, Lainey

Image of Dame Patsy, Canine Friends volunteer Margaret Ranum and Lainey with Te Hopai resident Suzanne McCrea

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