For her owner Renice Zimmerman of Yorktown, Virginia, “Wynd” is an once-in-a-lifetime therapy dog. Wynd has served on the therapy dog team for military surviving family members at The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) National Seminar in DC for the past three Memorial Days and has volunteered at the Survivor Outreach Service booth at military events many times.
Wynd is also a regular at the Hampton Veterans Hospital Domiciliary program, interacting and working closely with veterans with PTSD and substance abuse, and visits at the assisted living center at the VA hospital as well. During the school year, Wynd visits Suffolk Humane Society’s BARKS reading program, encouraging a love of reading and helping many kids overcome their fear of dogs.
Congratulations and thank you for your service to our country’s veterans, Wynd and Renice!
Taking Honorable Mention in the Therapy Dog Category:
Sammy – Golden Retriever – Chippewa Falls, WI
Twiggy – Yorkshire Terrier – Hawley, PA
Chevelle – German Pinscher – Yorba Linda, CA
Hannah Bear – Old English Sheepdog – Drums, PA
Rodney – All-American – Rutherford, NJ
Check back next Tuesday (Good Lord, that will be DECEMBER!) to meet the honored Search and Rescue dog.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!