Puppy love a welcome therapy in Goulburn

Sonia Lim 19 Oct 2021
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Puppies can instantly light up a room and make anyone feel adored. A visit from a staff member’s furry friend always brings a smile to our resident and team’s faces. But having pets in our villages means more than that!

Pets offer our residents companionship, unconditional love, and can help to boost their general health and wellbeing. Research and our own experience using pet therapy across our villages shows that there are proven psychological and physiological benefits to having a pet visit our communities.

So when our Care Manager at RFBI Goulburn Masonic Village, Trudy, brought her new puppy in for all to meet, it was a very welcome visit. Dakota is an eight-week-old American Staffordshire who has a beautiful temperament and was more than happy to accept cuddles and pats from residents and staff alike.

Everyone is hoping that Dakota comes back to visit again soon.

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