Don, a resident at Southbridge Roseview Long Term Care Home, has always been a dog lover. He has owned and rescued many dogs throughout his life. With his move to his new home at Roseview he had to put that passion to care for man’s best friend on hold.

Thanks to the Bridge to Dreams program, Don was able to reconnect to his passion. Paired up with Southbridge Roseview volunteer Robin, a program was set up for Don at the Thunder Bay Animal Services Centre. Don and Robin go to the facility weekly to walk and groom the dogs and help promote them for adoption. Don and Robin also bring the dogs from the facility to the home to visit the other residents.

Through this partnership, Don is now reconnected to his community by doing something he truly loves. In addition, Robin has made a new connection and has adopted Musti, a dog from the shelter.

A happy story for all in Thunder Bay.