Menlo Park: Puppies, Visitors and New Volunteers!

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Exciting News at PPH Menlo Park: Puppies, Visitors and New Volunteers!

Timmy has left our site for the near future to become a father to future service dogs in training! We can’t wait for puppies to head to Menlo Park in the spring for puppy petting! These puppies will help Veterans reduce their PTSD symptoms during Canine-Assisted Warrior TherapyTM sessions at the VAPAHCS Men’s Trauma Recovery Program on Fridays.

Miss California visits PPH! This February Miss California visited the Menlo Park VA and our service dogs were fortunate enough to be able to spend some time with her—giving kisses of course and sharing information about the important work they do! Timmy and Ozzy especially loved meeting her, as you can see in the photo here with Miss California.

Miss California visits with Timmy and Ozzy.
Miss California visits with Timmy and Ozzy.

Menlo Park welcomes new Puppy Parents! We could not complete our mission of supporting Warriors and providing our innovative Canine-Assisted Warrior TherapyTM without the support of a very special type of PPH Volunteer: our Puppy Parents! These individuals live and work in our community and open their homes and hearts to our dogs! With our assistance, they provide training and socialization to our future service dogs while they are in training. Puppy Parents typically foster our service dogs in training between a couple of months to a year and a half before the service dog is ultimately placed with their Warrior.

We recently had two new Puppy Parents join our Menlo Park volunteer team, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome them aboard! We continue to be so appreciative of the hard work and time our Puppy Parents volunteer to help us achieve our mission at Menlo Park and beyond! Thank you! And, we are always looking for additional Puppy Parents and volunteers—if you are interested, check out our Volunteer Opportunities!  If you are unable to volunteer, please consider making a donation to support our mission and help us improve the lives of America’s Warriors with therapy and assistance dogs.

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