Why should we allow personal pets – isn’t a communal or shared animal enough?

Communal or visiting pets may be enjoyed and the way in which animals are included in your setting will require great consideration. The suitability of the environment and the needs and capabilities of your staff residents being the most important. For some individuals having contact with a communal pet does not quite compensate for the one-to-one relationship that comes with a personal pet. It also offers some unigue benefits: a personal pet has a special bond with its owner; it is often the repository for memories of a deceased spouse, family ties, and a previous lifestyle. If an older person is able to take their pet with them into a care home, it can greatly ease the shock of relocation, providing a much-needed sense of reassurance and homeliness.

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