Hallmark Carehomes

Welcoming pets

From peaceful cuddles to playful games, the bond with your pet is precious. That’s why fluffy friends are welcome at our care homes. If you’ve got a furry companion, we can’t wait to meet you both!

We will make every effort to ensure that your furry companion can move in when you do but if you have any questions about bringing a pet with you, please speak to your local home for advice.

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We understand that your beloved pets are a part of your family and believe every effort should be made to ensure they are not left behind when you move into a care home.

Wherever possible, we support residents to welcome their four-legged friends and we work with The Cinnamon Trust to ensure pets are exercised if residents are too poorly to do so. At Hallmark Care Homes we believe that relationship-centred care encompasses all relationships in a person’s life and that the relationship a person has with their much-loved pet can be as strong and as rewarding as a human relationship. There are also many emotional and health benefits that animals bring to older people.

Studies have shown that, responsible interaction with companion animals can benefit us in many different ways, including:

Health Benefits

Improve mood, reduce depression

Lower blood pressure

Lower cholesterol levels

Lower the risk of a heart attack

Motivate and encourage exercise

Reduce and prevent stress

Help to prevent disease

To find out more about the health benefits fluffy friends bring, watch our video featuring celebrity canine trainer from Channel 5’s Dog’s Behaving (very) Badly Graeme Hall below.