Dog therapy at a Kelso garden centre

Visitors to Mayfield Garden Centre in Kelso this weekend are sure of a warm welcome.

For George, a local Pets as Therapy dog, his owner Vicky Wood and some of George’s canine colleagues will be at the store to raise awareness and money for the charity which provides therapeutic visits to hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes by volunteers with their friendly dogs and cats.

Vicky said: “George and his furry pals will be there to try and promote how much having pets visiting residential homes, hospital and schools helps people.

“There are only a couple of us in the Borders with dogs and the same near Berwick but between us all we visit a lot of establishments including the Borders General Hospital and a lot of care homes.”

Vicky, George and the others will be in the Kelso centre from 10.30am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.