FURRY friends have been helping care home residents with dementia by providing company and cuddles.
Lindsey Dixon and her dog Shadow visit The Oaks Care Home, Blyth, twice a week.
Lindsey, who is from Blyth, is a volunteer with North East based friendship dogs charity, Wag and Company.
They enable visiting dog teams to build meaningful new friendships with older dog lovers.
Ann Mielnik, Home manager at The Oaks, said: “Our residents love to see Shadow visiting and the smiles on their faces just say it all.
“Volunteers with just a small amount of spare time each week work with their own pets to bring joy and comfort to many individuals who appreciate being able to touch and stroke a friendly animal.