Therapy dogs at Dunstable care home

Sainsburys colleagues Elaine Wilson and Sarah Goreham visit Dukeminster Care Home with Elaine's dogs.
Sainsburys colleagues Elaine Wilson and Sarah Goreham visit Dukeminster Care Home with Elaine's dogs.

Residents at Dukeminster Care Home in Church Street, Dunstable, had two very welcome visitors recently - Kia the Pomeranian and Keisha, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel.

The dogs are the much-loved pets of Sainsbury’s PR ambassador Elaine Wilson, who spends a lot of her time in the community calling on schools, clubs and care homes.

She said: “I grabbed the chance to take them with me on National Bring Your Dog to Work Day, something people look forward to every year.

“My colleague Sarah Goreham and I had a great morning at Dukeminster, which has 85 residents – many with dementia.

“Therapy dogs are used all over the world and it really was lovely to see the residents’ eyes light up when their four-legged visitors walked into their rooms.

“They said they loved being able to give a dog a cuddle and some of them told us about the animals they used to have.”
Elaine added: “Kia and Keisha were very well behaved and were rewarded with extra treats.”