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Max is 2 1/2 years old GSD and started doing senior citizens home visits since he was 1 1/2, he and I are a member of a K9 drill team, he is also TDI certified therapy dog, we go to the local hospitals at least 4 times a month, and spend a lot of time in the Physc ward, still goes to training class 2 times a week, so I volunteered for pet therapy at Detroits Children's Hospital, filled out the app`s got the references, went to the vets this morning for a print out of his records the Gals there and Max`s doctor were excited that he was going to be at the children's hospital, so the Gal from Children's hospital calls me this afternoon and says "we dont allow GSD`s" WHAT? I said, dosent say that in there brochure or on there website i`m really po`d right now, called TDI there going to offer some help and I need to start a letter writing campaign. I just cant believe what I heard
 

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Originally Posted By: butch33611It all comes down to two things, neither of which has anything to do with you or the dog. Its a question of CYA (Cover your a$$) and MONEY.

Im sure they see it like if the unthinkable happened and your dog or any other GSD would happen to bite one of the children it would be the hospitals fault for allowing it to be there in the first place. The lawsuite would be a no brainer,( hospital allows children to be in contact with a dangerous dog, The lawyer would have a field day with that) and many heads would roll and people would loose their jobs, careers not to mention bad press for the hospital.

Nobody is willing to put their careers on the line based on how a dog they know nothing about happens to be feeling that day.

Dont take it so personal, it has nothing to do with you or your dog. Your dealing with big people with big jobs covering their big A$$es. You'll never make it happen. Be content with visting the seniors and making their day just a little bit better. Its great work that you do and I respect you and your dog for going through all the training and paper work to brighten up someone elses day.

Just my opinion
LOL, never say "never" to me, by the time all is said and done in the next few weeks, one of 2 things will happen, I`ll be in there with Max, or they`ll be changing there brochures and website to say what dogs are and are not allowed at Detroit Children's hospital, its BS that I spent the time and money to apply, If I had known up front then I wouldn't have bothered,
 
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