Ludo has fast become a firm favourite with the Pennthorpe family, who can’t resist kidnapping him for some quality cuddle time.

What sets Ludo apart is his bright future as a therapy dog with the Pets as Therapy programme. The plan is to train him diligently, and once he’s “qualified,” Ludo will become a daily visitor to the school. There, he will provide much-needed emotional support and comfort to both staff and children, emphasising the importance of mental health.

If you’d like to learn more about Ludo’s role at Pennthorpe or to hear more about his journey, please contact Mr Murray’s PA, Mrs Tilly Strong, on