I just found out something very iteresting about at least one of the hospitals by me. I was up to visit a co-worker who is in the hospital for a few days. About the time I got there, her doctor came in and asked me to leave for a few minutes. So while they were doing their poking and prodding, I got a bright idea
I talked to a person at the nurses station about bringing our therapy dog Anna up to visit my friend. They said that not only could I do that, but I could bring ANY of the dogs. They don't have to be a therapy dog if I'm just visiting one person. All I have to do is let them know a little ahead of time if she is in a double room. Since she is in a private room, I don't even have to call ahead.
That sure was a big surprise to me! I always thought the only dogs allowed in a hospital were therapy dogs and service dogs.