Pampered poodles enjoy caring client visit

When Marie Cavanagh, care manager for Home Instead in Ruislip and Harrow heard that Take Your Dog to Work Day was fast approaching, she jumped at the chance to get involved. As a keen Poodle breeder, Marie was excited to introduce her adorable Poodle Annie to dog-loving client Mary Phillips.

90 year old Mary Phillips from Eastcote owns a white Poodle named Edna and not only used to breed, groom and show poodles herself, but is also the patron of the British Toy Poodle Club and supports the Harefield Dog Trust.

Over the past year she has been receiving care from Home Instead and was thrilled to hear that care manager Marie was keen to pay her a visit with Annie.
Marie commented: “Although I am not Mary’s regular caregiver, we have so much in common that I visit her quite frequently and this was a fantastic opportunity to introduce our dogs too. She has such a wealth of experience, she has taught me a lot about breeding and it was great to see Annie and Edna getting on so well.”
She continued: “I am taking Mary to the Windsor Dog Show next week too, so fingers crossed we will have a lovely day out and there will soon be rosettes all round!”
Home Instead is an award winning national company which is changing the way care is delivered in the UK and is rapidly building a reputation as one of the UK’s leading care companies. Their service is tailored to the needs of individual clients and ranges from companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, post-discharge care, personal care, medication reminders, shopping and errands. The service is totally flexible to meet client needs and is available from as little as 1 hour to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For more information on Home Instead in Ruislip and Harrow, or if you would like more information about becoming a caregiver, please call 0208 582 0250 or visit

Home Instead Ruislip and Harrow Care Manager Marie Cavanagh with her black Poodle Annie and elderly client Mary Phillips next to her white Poodle Edna


Photo caption: Home Instead care manager Marie Cavanagh (left) brings her black Poodle Annie to meet client Mary Phillips (right) and her white Poodle Edna.