So today I visited an Animal Asia project in Hong Kong called Dr Dog.
This project involves taking dogs to old age homes, hospitals – children’s wards and institutions where people are experiencing difficulties of all sorts . The dogs bring such joy to these people as simply patting a dog can help relieve so many symptoms (animal therapy) and some respond to animals (dogs) much better than they do to humans as they feel they aren’t being judged.
I saw it first hand today when I was invited to be part with the Dr Dog team when they took 5 lovely and very friendly dogs to visit an old age home, the elderly people were so happy to see the dogs. It was written all over their faces ……. The BIGGEST smiles you’ve ever seen
The dogs and their owners are thoroughly vetted by the Animals Asia team before being accepted and allowed to become a member of the Dr Dog team. The dogs owners work on a voluntary basis and there are currently 1000 dogs (approx) participating in the Dr Dog Project in Hong Kong and main land China.
It was a privilege to be invited to take part in such a fantastic and worth while project. It was an emotional yet very rewarding experience. The world should all look after their elderly better. Well done to the Animal Asia – Dr Dog team/s for delivering such an amazing project. So good to witness animals and humans a mutually beneficial relationship!
Off to Chengdu to see the Bears tomorrow, very excited!