By Haley Burress United States
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Pets can bring so much joy and comfort to people of any age! However, bringing a pet into a senior living community can be difficult to plan and make happen.
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You can contact Therapy Dogs International https://www.tdi-dog.org/default.aspx .
One thing I would suggest is that some of the owners do not want their dogs to have treats due to dietary problems so it's always good to ask first.
My community is very strict when dogs come to visit. Owners must provide current vaccinations and if the dog is with Therapy Dogs Int'l, we require their membership card.
We have residents who are not verbal but when those dogs come in, boy do they start to talk to them! It's amazing the connections between the dogs and our residents!