Shawford Springs care home was visited by baby pygmy goats Trevor and Arnie, from Ems Friendly Farm in Durley.

The Compton residential home, operated by Barchester Healthcare, saw the furry duo entertain, offering cuddles to its residents.

The visit, which took place on Thursday, brought therapeutic animal interaction to the residents who lined the hallways and communal areas to get a glimpse at the tiny guests.

Hampshire Chronicle: Trevor and Arnie at the care homeTrevor and Arnie at the care home (Image: Supplied)

General manager Cassie Munnoch said: "Our residents have really enjoyed their unusual visitors today.  We knew that having the farm here would be a bit of fun for all our residents, especially as some find it difficult to go on many outings in our minibus. 

"We are always looking for new activities for the residents and today we have seen the enjoyment and the therapeutic influence animals can have on people."

Hampshire Chronicle: Care home resident Nick holding one of the goatsCare home resident Nick holding one of the goats (Image: Supplied)

Resident Diane was very excited to see and cuddle the pygmy goats and said: "As a child, I used to love all the animals on the nearby farm. Today was very enjoyable and it was wonderful that the goats were free to roam amongst us."

Barchester Healthcare provides personalised care across its care homes and hospitals, ensuring all at Shawford Springs, including residential, dementia and respite patients, enjoy memorable experiences.