Paws and applause at Arcare Noosa

Resident Barbara Lock and Hamish

Paws and applause were in plentiful supply at Arcare Noosa as they held their first-ever Pet Parade for the residents, family, and team members.

Pups were invited to walk down the ‘Dog Walk’ and they each received a certificate of participation.

Residents Anne, CC, Kaye, Jean, Jeanette, Marion, Bonnie, Malcolm, Sandy and Carolyn (pictured) handmade the dog treats consisting of peanut butter and honey.

“It’s no secret that pets are an important part of our lives and to be able to facilitate an event like this was a delight. Seeing the joy on our residents’ faces is unforgettable and it’s moments like these that make my job an absolute pleasure.” Lifestyle Coordinator Cassandra said.

Three of the pups were the residence’s very own therapy dogs who provide companionship to some of the residents.

“It was wonderful having all the dogs come to our home for the Pet Parade; it was such a happy day for all the residents,” Resident Carolyn said.

Resident Carolyn often travelled to the UK with her husband and would house and pet sit during their travels. Her favourite dog breed is the golden retriever, and although she has never actually owned one of her own, she has loved several rescue dogs throughout her life.

Resident Yvonne, though she misses her own dog very much, is now the very proud great-grandmother of 15-month-old Bobby the Tenterfield Terrier (pictured below) who strutted his stuff on the Dog Walk for the Pet Parade.

Residence Manager Laura-Jo who also brought her dog, Harry, in, shared with us, “It was
such a wonderful turnout of residents, some choosing to even watch from their balconies
with a cup of tea. We had residents who rarely choose to attend events that came and
thoroughly enjoyed the Pet Parade. There were smiles all around from so many happy

After the pet parade, everyone was invited to the ‘Puppy Hour’ for drinks and nibbles…

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