Happy Little Cottages By The Sea

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

November 15, 2010

Cold Noses, Warm Hearts

     Those of us who have pets know they are great therapists. They are great listeners, comforters, and friends. But, did you know the medical community suggests pets are good for your health? Like we needed another reason to love our furry children, right?!
     They spread love where ever they go, so why not share that feeling? The Tybee Island Oceanside Nursing Home wants the community to know they encourage anyone to visit with their dogs! Dogs can be so beneficial to both physical and psychological healing, especially for the elderly and isolated. You know how great your dog makes you feel, so think about sharing the love! If you believe you have a dog that could warm the hearts of patients, check out these easy steps to ensure the safety of your dog and those in the nursing home.

  • Determine if your dog would be a good candidate! The dog must be reliable, predictable, trained, and loving.
  • Contact the manager at the nursing home (912-786-4511) about 1 hour before your visit. the require nothing more than that your dog be on a leash and that you show proof of current vaccinations. Your dog needs to be healthy and up-to-date on their shots!
  • Make sure your dog is well groomed, including well trimmed nails.
  • Keep your dog on a 4 foot leash, no retractables please!
  • Be a responsible owner. Have control over your dog at all times. help encourage interaction between your dog and the patient.
  • A few precautions: make sure your dog minds his or her manners and doesn’t try to eat anything, from the floor or table scraps. Watch for medications in the area that may be hazardous to your pet.
  • Start slow and make sure your pet will be comfortable around things like wheelchairs, walkers, and other medical equipment.

If you have any questions or concerns, or need more information, don’t hesitate to call the Oceanside Nursing Home at 912-786-4511. Please consider visiting and allowing the love your dog showers naturally to brighten someone’s day!

Mermaid Tales: Marsh Mermaid

     Welcome to Marsh Mermaid! This home is ideal for guests looking for the “Mermaid Cottages Experience,” but not necessarily an older cottage. Marsh Mermaid is a newer duplex that is extremely private and sound proof. Enjoy your Mermaid Morning Bliss coffee or a relaxing dinner on the deck overlooking sweeping views of Tybee’s beautiful salt marshes.

     Marsh Mermaid has three bedrooms, each with it’s own bathroom and marsh views, so it is a perfect fit for any type of group. The home is also pet friendly, so bring your furry children along with you! Fido can even relax and catch a nap in the sunny fenced-in yard while you grill up some fresh Georgia seafood. If dining out is what you prefer, you are mere minutes from Tybee gems like A.J.’s Dockside Restaurant, The Breakfast ClubHuc-a-Poo’s, and The Crab Shack!
     Marsh Mermaid has everything you’ll need for your stay, even complimentary Wifi. Everything is there for a perfect beach getaway…except you! What are you waiting for? Make your reservations for relaxation today!