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Ben and Max

Type of dog:

Bernese Mountain Dog




Namarra Caulfield Hospital


March 2016

A very personal family connection

Bernese Mountain dog, Max has been a Delta therapy dog for the last year and a half visiting Bluecross - Hansworth Aged Care in Mulgrave.

Max & his fantastic owner, Ben have just taken on a second placement at Namarra Caulfield Hospital. This is a very special placement for Ben as his grandfather was on the Board at Caulfield Hospital.

Max & Ben visit the dementia specific ward at the hospital where there are almost 80 residents aged between 65-80 years old. After only a few visits the positive impact of pet therapy is evident with this dynamic duo lifting the spirits of residents and staff. Ben says “ We are loving our visits to the residents at Caulfield and during our last visit we went out & said g'day to grandpa”.Ben Dyson grandfather's stone

We hope you continue to enjoy these special visits and we’re sure your grandpa would be incredibly proud of you for giving back to a cause very close and dear to him.  

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