When you are a senior citizen with a beloved pet, you may wonder can I bring my dog to a nursing home. The answer to this question will depend on several factors, including the rules that the assisted living home has for its residents. Today, more assisted living facilities are permitting pets such as caged birds, fish in aquariums, cats and dogs. However, you shouldn't assume that you can bring your pet to the assisted living home. Some nursing homes have rules about the types of pets that can live with residents, including excluding certain breeds or refusing pets that aren't trained properly.