Age is no barrier to puppy love
SINGLETON resident Lynne Salter and her dogs Rebel and Spook are a big hit at Brightwater The Cove residential aged care facility in Mandurah.
Ms Salter and her Japanese Spitz pooches visit residents twice a week.
She has volunteered at The Cove for 2½ years.
“When I was looking for volunteer opportunities in the Peel region, I noticed pet therapy and I thought, yes, that would be ideal,” Ms Salter said.
“Spook is my party dog, who loves being the centre of attention.
“In contrast, Rebel has a quiet nature and a strong compassionate streak.”
Ms Salter said there were about 20 residents who would proclaim their love for visits from her two dogs.
“I’m conscious that many residents have given up their own pet before moving into residential aged care, so it’s lovely to help put a smile on their faces and take time for a chat,” she said.
“Visiting residents at The Cove is like being part of a big family.”
Volunteer Lynne Salter with her dogs Rebel and Spook.