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PETiStock-986566636Dear Candid Caregiver: As far back as I can remember my grandmother has had a dog. For the last 10 years, this dog has been Tippy, a small, male, mixed-breed that has been an ideal companion. The problem is that Grandma is getting less able to care for herself — let alone Tippy — and she is going to need to move to an assisted living facility (ALF). I’ve checked around, and while some local ALFs will let people bring their cats, none locally will allow them to keep a dog because dogs need to be let outside, among other excuses.

Read the full article on HealthCentral about pets and how difficult it can be when an elder has to leave one behind.

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Yes - it would make such a difference to so many people.
Thanks for checking in,
Carol

We should do it!

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