April 11 was National Pet Day, and PAHS was invited to Webster House(downtown Palo Alto) to help the skilled nursing residents celebrate. Visiting them were PAWS 2 PAHS volunteer dogs Cody and Ani, accompanied by their people, respectively, Kathy Merkle-Raymond and Sarah Clementson. The residents, many of whom had canine companions or rescued dogs in the past, were delighted to meet our emissaries. We shared dog stories, gave treats to Cody, a miniature Australian Shepherd, and Ani, a senior Golden Retriever, and answered questions about these dogs and the work done by PAHS in the community.
Thank you, Ashley Mauro at Webster House, for allowing us to celebrate with the staff and residents, and thank you, Kathy and Sarah! And special hugs and pets to Cody and Ani!