Spanky The Therapy Dog

On December 31, 2020, Spanky The Therapy Dog, became part of the Honoring Our Fallen team. Born on November 18,2020, Spanky is a first-generation Goldendoodle, his mother a Golden Retriever, and his father a Standard Poodle. We believe therapy dogs allow those who grieve to receive some comfort and relief of their stress and anxiety for a moment. Therapy dogs give them someone to talk to and comfort them during an emotional and confusing time. We are excited to have “Spanky” and he will be one of the added support services we offer to families.

Spanky, began supporting families at just 9 weeks of age and is loved by all who meet himSpanky was named in honor of PFC Brandon Michael Bergsma PFC, 26. PFC Bergsma died unexpectedly on November 16, 2020 at Fort Bliss Army Base. Spanky was suggested and is sponsored in part by a contribution by Mr. Christian Bergsma.