All creatures great and small when ZooLab visit Sanford House

There were all manner of beasts and creatures great and small, at Sanford House care home in East Dereham this month when Zoolab dropped by.

They brought with them a variety of animals for residents and staff to meet and hold, including snakes, lizards, and snails.

All creatures great and small when ZooLab visit Sanford HouseAs the residents got to know the animals, so they also learnt more about their natural environment and feeding habits, before taking part in an insightful question and answer session.

As you can imagine some people were more willing to meet them than others.

These aren’t the only creatures visiting Sanford House this month, as on 29th June, we will be welcoming back the mini-donkeys who visited over Christmas.

We’ve also had more new additions to our animal family. The dog, budgies, fish, and hamster have been joined by 2 guinea pigs, who will live in the courtyard. Feel free to say hello to them at any time.

With a variety of exotic animals and a team of knowledgeable handlers, Zoolab are always popular visitors to Caring Homes.

Sanford House is a modern purpose-built care home in Dereham, providing the highest standard of nursing care and nursing dementia care for up to 40 elderly people.

Rated ‘Good’ by the quality inspector, CQC, we continuously improve the lives of our residents through offering wide ranging activities and events both in and outside of the home.

If you would like to find out more about life at Sanford House, call us on 0808 223 5533 or

About Zoolab
ZooLab is all about making people’s lives better. They work in settings as diverse as care homes for the elderly, children’s hospices and in pupil referral units.  What unites all of these very different places and people is the power of animal therapy.
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Sanford House

Home Manager

Joan Auton


Danes Fort Drive,
Swanton Road,
East Dereham,
NR19 2SD

0808 223 5533
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