Four-legged Friend Update at Menlo Park

 In General, News, PPH Menlo Park, Service Dogs
Here’s Webb with some of his retirement gifts.
Here’s Webb with some of his retirement gifts.

Webb has modified his tour of duty. Since finding out he had a brain tumor and undergoing treatment, Webb has retired from the Community Living Center (the nursing facility on the Va campus here in Menlo Park) where he brought so much joy to a community of Veterans, staff, volunteers and family members.

He is currently working part time at the VA Menlo Park Welcome Center where he will continue to serve Veterans. He will continue to work as long health permits. He loves his job and it shows.  Help cover some of Webb’s medical cost: Go Fund Me page.

Ralph will be returning to resume his tour of duty here in Menlo Park. We are looking forward to seeing how he has matured. Ralph met Oakland A’s relief pitcher, Sean Doolittle during a recent visit to the VA.  Wonder who else he will cross paths with when he returns!

Ralph was very excited to meet Oakland A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle.
Photographer: Sandra Carson
Here’s Ozzy!

Ozzy is our youngest service dog in training here at Menlo Park. He is an 8 month old Golden Retriever. His calm disposition and goofy smile are a great edition to our pack. He is helping Veterans reduce their PTSD symptoms while he gets trained in the Men’s Trauma Recovery Program. See VAPAHCS for more information.

Ruby was released from her tour of duty in December 2017. She has gone to her forever home with her new companion, Lori. Thank you to all of the Veterans and volunteers who helped Ruby on her journey. Although she wasn’t cut out to be a service dog, we’re sure Lori and Ruby will make great memories together

Here is Ruby and her new companion, Lori.
Here is Ruby and her new companion, Lori.
Here is Ruby and her new companion, Lori.
Here is Ruby and her new companion, Lori.

Rae will be heading to San Diego to continue her service dog training. Her wiggly tail will definitely be missed but will surely bring lots of joy to the Veterans down south.

Timmy’s path looks a bit different. It looks like he will be a father in the near future. The excitement of little paws running around again! Volunteers, staff, and Veterans all join together to help our potential future service dogs by socializing them when they are young. He is scheduled to become a father in February or March.  To help out, donate today.

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