Providing alternatives to Pet Therapy visits during COVID-19

As visits are suspended to care setting during the pandemic we have had to be creative in how we can bring a smile to those we visit.

We have successfully rolled out robot companion therapy pets (see with funding from the lottery and our local town council.

We have also provided virtual visits with using skype and facetime.

Our latest idea are cardboard cut outs of our therapy dogs - life size!

Here we have the moment Joan received her cardboard cut out of Percy who used to visit her at her sheltered scheme before COVID-19 hit which has suspended visitors.

She has placed it by the TV so she can see him all the time!

Very heart warming indeed.

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