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I take my 2 to a children's hospice. They have a "one dog, one handler" policy. However, depending on the facility that seems to be negotiable. My 2 dogs are very different, one is very quiet and a cuddler and the other outgoing and a class-clown. When we visit, the cuddler heads off to "her" special patients room and remains with that child the entire time, there is usually other family in the room. My social butterfly makes the rounds and enjoys everyone. This is a very small facility, with a unique patient population and high patient turnover rate, so I believe they can bend the rules "in the best interests of the patients".
If you train, both dogs, I would definately ask what their policy is, and if is it negotiable. Or you could alternate which dog you bring. Or double up how many times you visit, I am sure the organization would like that.