My good pals, Sherry Buchbinder and her therapy dog, Doc Barker are making well-deserved headlines in The American Dog magazine. Here is the excerpt from the magazine about their latest doggone great work to better the lives of others — two-, three- and four-leggers! Take a well deserved (play) bow, Sherry and Doc B! And P.S. Grrrr-eat photo of Doc B taken by Robert Ochoa of PawMazing Photography!
Here is the story:
Doc-Barker is an 18 month-old Chocolate Labrador Retriever, a registered therapy dog (complex level) through Delta Society, an AKC Canine Good Citizen, and a mobility service dog for his owner Sherry Buchbinder. Ambassador Doc-Barker is also a canine ambassador for Wishes Forever, an endowment campaign for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
As a canine ambassador, Ambassador Doc-Barker promotes the Wishes Forever endowment campaign at numerous community events and fundraisers. Doc-Barker loves visiting wish children in hospitals and staff at Make-A-Wish chapter offices. He is also a wish granter; helping Sherry and her husband Rhein grant wishes to children with life threatening medical conditions. Doc-Barker’s first wish he helped grant was 8-year-old Elyah’s wish to have a playground in his backyard.
Currently Doc-Barker is busy raising money for Barker’s Fund; an endowment fund established by the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant service and therapy dog wishes. The fund is a tribute to Sherry’s first service dog, Barker, who was also a canine ambassador and Doc-Barker’s mentor. To learn more about Barker’s Fund visit www.secure.wish.org/friends/barkersfund.htm.
Doc-Barker and Sherry also volunteer at numerous medical facilities including Children’s Hospital’s, extended care facilities, convalescent hospitals, and they have visited transitioning Veterans and Military Troops at the Neil Ash USO-San Diego Airport Facility in California. Doc-Barker and Sherry live in Southern California where Doc-Barker enjoys playtime; he loves to retrieve, play hide-and-seek, enjoys squeaky toys, and he like to watch TV in his spare time!
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Facebook: “Doc – Barker Buchinder”