Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Stouffville Ontario Canada
Maybe it depends on the nursing home. We asked staff before we did this. The hospital specified rehab ward only, and that we bring vaccination documents along.
The nursing home just required up-to-date vaccinations. I'm guessing it depends on the nursing home, and if the dog isn't calm, they might say something. 'pets allowed' is a question on the official long-term care checklist (for people looking for ltc for themselves or relatives), It's something to consider in advance.
Just saw this was moved to the working dogs forum. Which is a little too bad, as the point really is that your ordinary uncertified family pet may be able to spread some joy to your mum, grand-dad, etc...I just hope lots of people know that, because the old folks & younger disabled folks really like the dog visits, and many people going into long-term care would surely feel a bit better if they knew they would still be able to see their pet.
The nursing home has a resident cat named Diva, exotic finches and gold fish too, not to mention the nesting robins in the courtyard.
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Cats: Riker, Simba, Batman
Angels: Dynamo GSD, Zandor GSD Mix, Misha GSD
Me: Artist, geeked out on dog training
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