Residents at a dementia care home were treated to a visit from some furry friends this week as part of their therapy.

Pendine Park’s Bryn Seiont Newydd, the dementia centre of excellence on the outskirts of Caernarfon hosted the trio of three-year-old Sky Terriers who have become much anticipated visitors for the animal loving residents.

Owner of Maiya, Mags and Inca, Megan Roberts, from nearby Rhostryfan, said the therapy dogs look forward to their visits just as much as the residents enjoy seeing them.

She said: “When I get out the tabards they wear for the visit they get really excited. It’s as if they know where they’re going.

“And when they get here it’s great to see the reaction of residents to the dogs. They like to show some affection toward the dogs and it seems the dogs are only too happy to reciprocate. It’s quite a special thing to see.

“Some seem to come alive when they visit and while some will only just pet and make a fuss of them others will talk about the dogs they have known or owned in the past. It has to be a good thing to stimulate those memories.”

Bryn Seiont Newydd residents Derek Randall and his wife, Patricia, love meeting the dogs and look foreward to the therapy visits.

Read the full story in Nation Cymru here.

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