BARABOO, Wis. — Nursing houses and assisted residing houses nonetheless will not be permitting guests inside on account of COVID-19 restrictions. However SSM Well being St. Clare Meadows is permitting one particular customer to carry pleasure to the residents.

“The residents actually take pleasure in seeing her. It’s good to eliminate her for an hour or two when she’s a pet. She’s rambunctious however she’s a reasonably good lady,” mentioned Jared Beckwith.

Beckwith brings his 12-week outdated yellow lab, Sayde, to SSM Well being St. Clare Meadows each Monday for simply over an hour to go to with the residents.

5 weeks in the past, volunteer coordinator Teri Fichter noticed Beckwith working outdoors on a development venture with Sayde.

“He opened the door and out got here this little factor,” Fichter mentioned. :I used to be like, ‘Oh my goodness! We should always carry her inside to share with the residents.’ They haven’t seen relations. It’s simply workers that is available in. We’re their household and now Sayde has turn out to be a part of their household.”

Beckwith mentioned he’s completely satisfied to share his pet’s love with those that want it most.

“It feels good to know that this little lady can carry happiness to so many individuals,” Beckwith mentioned.

Beckwith mentioned he plans to maintain bringing Sayde to the assisted residing dwelling for years to come back.

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