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hospital visit last night

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so last night was my 5th visit and dohggy's 3rd visit and I think it was the best yet. He had a good time and was a good boy and didn't want to leave the hospital when it was over.

He got in this one guys wheelchair and put his front legs around the guys waist and rested his head on the guys chest so the guy could pet him. It was very cute and the guy enjoyed it a lot.

I'm liking our visits more and more. I'm hoping that the more times we go, the more comfortable we'll both get with the room to room visits. dohggy needs to get more familiar with the smells so he can pay more attention to the patients in the room to room visits. He's having no problems with the social visits where our whole group is in one big room and then a bunch of patients come in the big room and it's just like a big gathering.

Thanks for reading! :)
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That's cool it is going well. When I had Lola and myself tested last week I was told it could take up to 10 weeks to receive the required documentation for us to start therapy work. I am sure our visits will go well also.I also have the feeling that if we are to do long term care sites that Lola will probably be requested for visits by a few patients.

Good luck on future visits and let us know how they go.
Thanks! We're not individualy certified though. The organization that we are a part of is certified and we had to be tested by the organization to get approved so we can't do visits just by ourselves, we always have to be with our team since it's the team that's certified and insured.

When we go on our visits I have to wear the organization's t-shirt and he has an ID badge to show that he's part of the group. I think we have over 100 volunteers all together in the organization, but our team consists of 8 people and their dogs.

We go the 1st and 3rd tuesday of every month so the 1st tuesday we go to 3 wards. 2 are social visits and 1 is room to room. The 3rd tuesday we go to 3 different wards, the first 2 are room to room and 1 is social.

We have a japanese chin on our team. she's very cute and the patients, especially in the long term care, love her. Not only because she's super cute but because she's small enough that she can get in the bed with the patients and they can hold her and what not as opposed to just petting her. We do have a great dane that likes to get in the bed with patients too, but they can't hold him. lol. ;)

I'm sure when you guys start visits they'll love lola. :)

That is great! I can just imagine what you guys do for the patients hearts when you go do these things. You guys and the dogs rock!:D
Aww, thanks! It's a great feeling to be able to volunteer and see the joy we bring to the patients, even if it's just for an hour. It's definitely worth it.
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