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Battersea rescue dog Bonnie joins Bournemouth’s Caring Canines
A BATTERSEA rescue dog will be bringing happiness to the elderly, the disabled and the lonely as the 300th dog to join Caring Canines in Bournemouth.
Poppy, who is a border collie, now lives in Talbot Woods with a field spaniel called Bonnie, a tabby cat and volunteer Ruth.
By the age of just nine months, several owners had rejected her because they misunderstood what was involved in providing a home to a young and active dog like Poppy.
Co-founder of Caring Canines Julie Lankshear said: “Poppy is a very gentle affectionate dog, although her background was not so happy.
“To start with she didn’t wag her tail very much as she lacked confidence, due to so many false starts but today she is a happy, affectionate and welcoming young dog, who is looking forward to bringing comfort and happiness to some two legs who will appreciate her.”
As a Caring Canine, Poppy will now visit the elderly and those with special needs at a retirement home in Bournemouth. Co-founder of Caring Canines Sue Dennett said: “Our dogs are there to visit the elderly and those with special needs to provide joy to people through a special doggie friendship.
It is particularly poignant that Poppy has come from Battersea dogs home and we have several other rescued dogs.”
Caring Canines is a local non-profit making voluntary group, which aims to enhance the lives of those people who miss canine companionship.
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