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Gundi Ahmed, right, a guest from Sudan, was thrilled to meet Shiner, one of the volunteer dogs in the new pet therapy division at the Ronald McDonald House. Shiner's owner, Dixie Manthei, is at upper left.
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Mary Ann Youngquist and her dog, Jack, were both instrumental in the opening of the new pet therapy division at the Ronald McDonald House. "Jack was the inspiration for the program," said Youngquist, "We'd been volunteering here and I thought, How can we do more?" Guests can now communicate with the dogs by email, with Youngquist just helping out with some of the typing.
Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013 9:24 pm
Residents at Rochester's Ronald McDonald House had some four-legged visitors on Thursday night.
The Rochester Ronald McDonald House kicked off its Paw Pals program with a reception on Thursday for its pet therapy dogs and their owners as well as residents of the House.
Friday, October 11, 2013 9:24 pm.