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Cinnamon Trust Advice
Here are some tips from The Cinnamon Trust if you are looking for a suitable residential home
facilities are more likely to consider taking a well-behaved, well
trained dog. This is a good reason for making sure that your dog
is a good social member of canine society long before you have to
consider residential care
Find a residential care home/sheltered accommodation that has a manager with a very pro-pets policy
Make sure you know how much care you/the owner is capable of providing. Will help be needed with dog walking and grooming? Will someone need to shop for dog food? Will you need reminding to feed the dog or to give him toilet breaks. If so, enquire whether the home will help with these areas. If more help is required, get in touch with the Cinnamon Trust, as they can also help with these areas.
Find out about the homes facilities. For example, is there a secure area to let the dog off lead and are there several places to walk the dog nearby?
Find out about the homes rules and make sure you are happy with them. For example, will the dog be allowed in the communal areas?
Are there any other pets in the home that need to be taken into consideration.
Make prior arrangements with the Cinnamon Trust or a named person to be responsible for the dog should the owner pass away. This will give peace of mind.
Provide the home with the details of the owners vet
The smoother this transition can be made for a relative the easier it will be for both to settle. Remember the pet will be confused as well to start with and both will take time to settle in
Let the owner know that they will have their best friend by their side when taking this big step. Moving into a care home with a pet can mean new friends and companionship for owners and dog. It is a lot easier to intergrate when you have your pet by your side.