Dogs in Old Folks Homes

Discussion in 'Dog Rescue Forum' started by dixiecatahoula, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. dixiecatahoula

    dixiecatahoula New Member

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    Not really a rescue..but didnt know where to put it..
    i saw on tv awhile back where a woman had a little dog and took it to the hospitol and let it visit cancer patients..any1 seen that??
    I was thinking along the same lines, but in an old folks home..and use a tiny dog like a pom or yorkie...???
    Does anyone have any opinions?? Would the staff go for it? Would it be a hit..?
     
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    It's called having a therapy dog, shouldnt be in the rescue section though.

    You might want to put it in the "discussion" forum. I think there are quite a few therapy dogs on here. They can tell you how to get involved.

    I also know our local humane society takes dogs to nursing homes (as did our local kill shelter on Christmas eve). Our HS told me that once I went a couple times, I could go on my own & take my dogs. Of course, it would be better to get certified first.
     

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