In memory of Gary Robinson
Gary Robinson (1/14/50 - 9/15/23) was an avid dog-lover! He and his wife, Mary, recently adopted a Canine Companions release dog, Frankie. Friends of Northern Ohio Chapter volunteer puppy raisers, John and Rae Lynn Phillips, the Robinsons have been involved in helping to train Hunley, Turf, Evelyn, Frankie and, most recently, Murray as they were hoping to one day adopt one of the Phillips' future service dogs as their pet if the dog didn't make it through professional training. About three weeks ago, Frankie decided being a working dog wasn't for him so Gary and Mary eagerly jumped at the chance to adopt Frankie (a black lab/golden cross.) It didn't take long for both of them, especially Gary, to fall head-over-heals in love with Frankie! Gary and Frankie spent their days and nights together and Gary lived for making Frankie happy! But it was mutual! Frankie quickly became a part of the Robinson family. After Gary passed away, unexpectedly, last week, Frankie has been a major source of comfort for Mary and the Robinson family. Gary would like nothing more than for people to honor his deep connection to Frankie by supporting the wonderful organization from which he came.
Canine Companions is the nation's largest and oldest non-profit provider of service dogs to children, adults and veterans with physical and auditory disabilities FREE of charge. The Robinson family couldn't think of a more worthy organization to help in memory of Gary. All donations received here, on Gary's memorial page, will benefit the Northern Ohio Volunteer Chapter's DogFest fundraising effort to raise $75,000 so an individual can receive one of these life-changing service dogs. Thank you, in advance, for supporting Canine Companions in Gary's name.
Mary and the Robinson family