Gravesend Extra Care tenants delighted to bring Border Collie to new home


Dave and Gillian Sayer, new tenants at Watling Court in Gravesend, were delighted they could bring their border collie of seven years, Rusty, to their new extra care apartment.


Moving into their new home, an extra care housing scheme with 56 apartments for over 55s, Dave and Gillian thought they might have to rehome their beloved dog, Rusty, so they were delighted when Rapport Housing & Care’s pet policy meant they could bring him with them.


Huge advocates of regular interaction with pets of all verities, the organisation is keen to do all we can to support residents bringing their pets with them when they move into our care homes, supported homes and extra care housing schemes, if possible. Research has proven that owning pets can reduce blood pressure, anxiety and depression, as well as lessening the chance of stroke and cardiovascular disease and generally improving happiness.


After settling in, Gillian commented: “We moved into Watling Court because Dave needed some support, we were over the moon that we could bring Rusty as we thought we might have to rehome him, which would have been absolutely heart-breaking. He’s settled in so well, he can wander the halls, communal areas and make the most of the lovely big garden and the tenants love fussing over him!”


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