A baby lamb brought joy to the residents of a care home in Dorchester recently.

The lamb visited the residents of Signature House during Dementia Action Week.

The tiny lamb, brought in by one of the home's activity coordinators, enjoyed being carried around the home, and meeting residents and team members on each floor.

She certainly received as much love as she gave cheer.

Pet therapy is proven to reduce depression, anxiety and loneliness for people living with dementia.

Petting this tiny lamb certainly boosted social interaction between the residents, nurses and carers at Signature House.

Judging from the comments the visit generated and these lovely photos showing big smiles the lamb brought all around, this visit was certainly a winner for all involved.