Veterans with Dogs Trainee visits Plymouth

Veterans with Dogs Trainee visits Plymouth

Plymouth Recovery Centre had a special visit from Piran (named after the patron Saint of Cornwall) on Friday 22nd April. He thoroughly enjoyed a look around the facilities with his trainer Julie Morrish and friend/fundraiser of Veterans with Dogs, Steph Gray. Like most visitors to Plymouth, he looked like he wanted to jump in the pool as soon as he saw it!

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Being a trainee assistance dog, it was a great socialising exercise for Piran who got to meet some beneficiaries and members of the Plymouth team.

Veterans with dogs train assistance dogs to increase independence and quality of living for ex service men/women with “invisible injuries.”

James Mead, a Band of Brothers member from Devon. Said: “what a gorgeous dog, he was difficult to ignore! I would like more information about having a dog from Veterans with Dogs for myself. It could make a huge different to my family and I.

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“Everyone enjoyed the visit from Piran and Piran lapped up all the attention he received, he left feeling very tired” said Shirley Gray, BoB/ BoS coordinator for the south west. “Piran brought a smile to everyone’s face and we can’t wait to see him again soon.”

Did you know that at Plymouth RC we have a weekly Well Being Wednesday where you could access Reflexology, Physio and Hydro, plus indulge yourself in some gardening or try your hand at Bee Keeping?

To find out more about get-togethers in the South West Region please contact Shirley Gray.


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