Jenny Collins of Portland, OR, and her Labrador Retriever, Patience, a certified therapy dog, spent many happy years together. They visited families at the Ronald McDonald House, prison inmates during visitation events, young readers in Reading with Rover programs and college students preparing for exams. After a long and happy life, Patience died in July 2017, leaving Jenny devastated. Knowing she wasn’t ready to bring another dog into her life, Jenny decided to volunteer with dogs as a way to help fill the void.