It’s a Dog’s Life for Bruce and Lucky
Having spent eight years with his dog, Lucky, Bruce was over the moon to be able to bring her with him when he moved into Rogers House Residential Care Home in Wigmore.
They say a dog is a man’s best friend and that is certainly the case with Bruce and Lucky, who have been joined at the hip for eight years, since Bruce rescued her.
“I share my life with Lucky,” says Bruce, “When I realise that I needed to find a care home, there were plenty of people who would have taken Lucky in, but it wasn’t an option. I knew she was staying with me and being able to bring her here was like bringing family with me.”
According to a recent survey by The Live-in Care Hub, over two million Brits know an elderly person who was forced to put their pet to sleep when moving into care and up to 71% of care homes do not allow pets, so Bruce truly was lucky to have been able to find and move into a pet friendly care home such as Rogers House.
“It’s just like being at home really,” observes Bruce, “Lucky has settled in so well, we can still go for our walks and she’s good, she comes when she’s called. It’s great.”
Jackie Miles, Home Manager of Rogers House adds: “Rapport Housing & Care is a pet friendly organisation and we completely understand the bond between pet and owner and the impact this has on their wellbeing. Therefore we were delighted to welcome both Bruce and Lucky, who has been a very well behaved pup and adapted very well!”