Top dog is heading to show

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A former rescue dog which now provides happiness to pet-loving residents at a Wellingborough care home will this Sunday be taking centre stage at Crufts.

Jessie, a five-year-old black Labrador, is a regular at Lancum House in Hardwick Road, offering comfort and company to its 43 residents.

She is a member of Pets As Therapy, a national charity which provides, through registered dog owners, therapeutic visits with friendly, temperament-tested vaccinated dogs.

She will be making her debut at the world’s biggest dog show on March 10 and will represent the charity, Pets As Therapy, by taking part in a parade in the Good Citizens ring. She will also be on the Young Kennel Club stand to encourage child and dog interaction.

Owner Rosemary Wooler, a retired nurse from Great Doddington, said: “Jessie is a very friendly dog with a wonderful temperament and loves people.”