Southgate residents spend a day with Dave the Dalmatian for National Dog Day

PUPPY LOVE: The residents had a wonderful day meeting Dave

Residents and staff of a London care home had a day full of fun with their pup as they celebrated National Dog Day.

Staff and residents of Hugh Myddelton House care home in Barchester in Southgate got close to some furry friends when they celebrated all things wonderful about man’s best friend on August 26. National Dog Day is an annual event to raise awareness of the number of dogs in rescue centers and to encourage people to adopt dogs from dog shelters and homes.

The residents of Hugh Myddelton House had an amazing time learning about all the different breeds of dogs and their characteristics, reminiscing about their own pets, and learning fascinating facts about dogs and puppies. Everyone was thrilled when Elena from Performing Pets brought in the cute Dave, a three-month-old Dalmatian.

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The staff and residents all had a great time watching Dave run around and play with his ball. Of course, he had lots of hugs and stories too.

Southgate House General Manager Ramona Stanciu said: “Our residents love animals and many of them have owned dogs in the past, so it was lovely to hear their stories about the different things their dogs had made.”

Charles, a resident of Hugh Myddelton House, said: ‘I’ve always had a dog, we had them when I was growing up and they’re such good company, I love how funny and loyal they are. We had such a great day remembering all the dogs we have known and loved. They are all such characters.

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