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    Quote Originally Posted by tessalyon View Post
    im a nurse in a nursing home and there is nothing that the residents like more than having dogs visit. its amazing to see someone who has advanced dementia light up when they see a dog, we can try countless activities and spend a huge amount of time with someone to build the same trust that a dog can do in a minute.

    give some local homes a ring and find out their individual policy on the matter. i know that in melb the lort smith do a program possibly called paws that people come visit our n/home. but we have lots of staff bring in their dogs.

    good luck it will be worth it, but dont expect to walk in and straight out you will be stuck for hours
    Like I said it takes a lot of time .......But it is lovely
    Pets are forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessalyon View Post
    im a nurse in a nursing home and there is nothing that the residents like more than having dogs visit. its amazing to see someone who has advanced dementia light up when they see a dog, we can try countless activities and spend a huge amount of time with someone to build the same trust that a dog can do in a minute.

    give some local homes a ring and find out their individual policy on the matter. i know that in melb the lort smith do a program possibly called paws that people come visit our n/home. but we have lots of staff bring in their dogs.

    good luck it will be worth it, but dont expect to walk in and straight out you will be stuck for hours
    lol, hours is not a problem....

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    I thought about doing this with Rosie - it would benefit her as much as those she visits. Our local centre require all their canine visitors to be certified companion animals (that get to wear the yellow vest)... the same as the doglets that can go into hospitals.

    Def check with your centres before you rock up.

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