Pups really have the power to improve the lives of those around them. That much is proven in the case of Winifred Lowe, a 95-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s, who lives with her grandson and caretaker Richard Dawson.
Due to her condition, Lowe often becomes angry and confused. That’s when Dawson discovered BorrowMyDoggy, a service that matches up pup parents with those who could use a visit from a loving and affectionate pup. Through this service, Lowe met Orla, a 9-month-old dachshund pup, who comes over every Tuesday and Thursday.
Lowe is incredibly happy when she gets to spend time with the pup. She visibly relaxes, forgets all her worries, and just plays with the dog for as long as she’s there.
It really brightens her day, and the playful puppy is more than happy with the affection and attention! The service has really helped Dawson, who isn’t able to take on the responsibility of owning a dog full-time.
Interested in a service like this? BorrowMyDoggy is based in the UK, but similar services are available worldwide, and local shelters may be able to help out, too!
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