Four-legged therapists

Four-legged therapists

In 2017 Nikki King took her mini foxie Daphne for regular visits to Bupa Aged Care. They were “pet therapy” volunteers.

Every week, King would have to reintroduce herself and Daphne as many of the residents didn’t remember who they were.

But after a few months some residents started recognising them…well not so much King – they would remember Daphne.

Residents would join them in the living room for cuddles, pats and doggy licks. Or if they preferred to stay in their rooms, King and Daphne would pay them individual visits.


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