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Case Study

Bob and Gordon's Story

Bob moved into Ruthrieston House a little over a year ago with his beloved guide dog Gordon. Bob sadly suffered a stroke a few years ago, and because of this doesn’t have full mobility so Gordon is not only his companion and best friend but helps with daily tasks such as opening doors and moving the footrest on his wheelchair.

Gordon was our first ever dog at Ruthrieston House, so we had to make adjustments for his arrival, but we did everything we could to ensure that Gordon and Bob had everything they needed — and now they are truly part of the VSA family.

Bob said: “Gordon is now 6 and I have had him since he was 18 months, so for the past four years he has been by my side helping me. Gordon is truly a special dog that is loved by everyone here at Ruthrieston House, he is always getting petted and told how lovely he is. All the staff here have truly supported Gordon and me since moving in, and I can’t thank them enough for what they do for us.”

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