A Somerset woman with a life-long passion for dogs is sharing the love with vulnerable people near her home in Bridgwater, thanks to the charity Pets As Therapy.
Four-year-old Bow, Bev Stanley’s schnoodle - a schnauzer/poodle cross - has become a firm favourite with the people living with dementia at Wellington care home Camelot House and Lodge.
Bev first got involved with Pets As Therapy after the death of her elderly father, for whom she was a carer.
Bow used to accompany Bev on visits to see her dad in a nursing home during his last illness. She had been part of his life since she was a puppy, and Bev says it was always obvious how Bow’s presence used to brighten him up.