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Memorable Pets is my favorite company to work with. I’m currently working in my third community, and this is also the third community where I’ve brought Memorable Pets to work. (See example below) My residents love playing with and cuddling the Pets. Currently, Memorable Pets are being featured in a Connecticut hospital. This is a […]

Latte

Betta spoke only Italian, which was challenging, because no one else at the dementia care community spoke any Italian. She had come over from Italy as a child, and had learned English quickly. But, as her dementia progressed, Betta had lost her grasp on the English language. My Spanish isn’t great, but I know enough […]

Found: Dog

Adding the stuffed animals from Memorable Pets to our community was an immediate upgrade. The cats and dogs were a welcome sight to many of our residents who had always loved animals. Although many of them could no longer care for a living animal, these stuffed ones provided the same amount of comfort and happiness as […]

Q&A: When a fake pet is real

I got a great question from Alana, a volunteer coordinator at a hospice. She and her team got a Memorable Pet after seeing them on my blog! She wants to know how best to put their Pet to use, and also wants to know who the Pets would be most appropriate for. My residents love […]

Is This For Me?

I handed Helen one of the stuffed dogs from our new Pet Shop area. I knew how much she enjoyed the baby dolls we had, so I hoped that she would also like the dogs. “Ohh,” she cried with delight, opening her arms to accept the stuffed dog.  “Is this dog for me? Can I […]

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