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Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth celebrates a job well-done by House dog, Mac, and welcomes new therapy dog, Chief

Mac and Chief, house dogs

FORT WORTH, Texas (December 10, 2019) – Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth (RMHFW) hosted a special celebration to honor the hard work of the House’s first Chief Love and Comfort Officer (CLCO), Mac, in November. Mac, a nine-year-old Labradoodle, has moved into retirement. He is happy and healthy and will visit occasionally. Mac lives with the Lauri Adams, Chief Operating Officer of RMHFW.

In December, the House welcomed our current CLCO, Chief, to the family. Chief, a certified therapy dog, is a six-month-old Australian Labradoodle from Indiana. He was born on June 5 and underwent therapy dog training before arriving at RMHFW on December 2. Chief also lives with Mac and Lauri, and comes into work every day with Lauri. He is ready to be loved on and provide needed therapy to families at the House. You can follow Chief on Instagram, @ChiefRMHFW.

“As the second House in the RMHC network to have a House dog, we were committed to continuing the program. Many studies have shown that a therapy dog can positively impact a child’s healthcare experience and our anecdotal experiences over the past nine years also highlight the positive impact a House dog has on the whole family. Mac was a terrific fit for our organization and Chief is as well. We are excited to welcome Chief to our family,” says Jennifer Johns, CEO.