Therapy dog Stella being petted by Walk residents

“Having Stella come in brought warmth and I found myself looking forward to her visits as a comfort.”

Bridgegate Resident

Stella is an exciting new addition to Bridgegate. She’s a certified therapy dog who makes fortnightly visits to the detox home. 

Stella is a gentle and loving dog­, who brings a sense of calm into the house from the moment she arrives. ­

Dogs are naturally affectionate and accepting animals. By spending time around a therapy dog, whether it be walking, petting, or grooming, many people report both mental and physical benefits. These can include improved mood, lower blood pressure, and reduced feelings associated with anger, anxiety, and loneliness.