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HomeHealthTherapy dog makes staff and patients smile at Northwick Park

Therapy dog makes staff and patients smile at Northwick Park

There’s a new Pets as Therapy dawg in town and his name is Dexter!

Police dog Dexter brought a smile to staff and patients’ faces at Northwick Park Hospital when he popped in with handler PC Mike Sheather

The three-year-old Labrador didn’t make the grade as a sniffer dog as he was deemed too ‘sociable’ for the drug squad but his good nature gave him a second career in the Met as a ‘well-being’ dog.

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Dexter paid a visit to Northwick Park Hospital to the delight of staff and patients

Mike said: “We were paired up a year ago and I saw the potential of the Met having a dedicated wellbeing dog after Dexter spent much of the pandemic helping raise staff morale.

“My chief inspector asked me to write a business case and the rest is history.”

You can watch Dexter on the BBC World Service where he has clocked up more than 90.000 views bit.ly/3CDU1br