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Hearts Break While Saying Farewell To TIP Dog

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It is with a heavy heart that TIP of San Diego gave a farewell to loving TIP Dog Robby who died on April 3rd at 10:30am. Robby, along with owner Malcolm Mitchell, dedicated over 12 years of service with TIP including the Kelly School shooting, fire shelter visits, death notification to children, various traumatic events at schools, and automobile accident scenes.
Robby also served as a therapy dog in the rehab department at Tri-City Hospital. At almost 15 years old, Robby was a kind hearted and compassionate dog who had a great and productive life.
He is remembered for his ability to zero in on the most distraught person in the room and put his head on their lap to provide comfort. During TIP trainings, he inevitably would go over to the “victim” during re-enactment practices in concern for their welfare.
Robby was truly a gentle soul and has left a mark on many individuals while serving his community.

Trauma Intervention Programs of San Diego, Inc.
855-TIPSD-HELP | Info@TIPSanDiego.org | TIPSanDiego.org

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  • Published: 3 months ago on April 11, 2019
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  1. Tom Robertson says:

    Having just lost our beloved Sydney (Article in the Vista Press) I know the pain many of you are experiencing. Robby looks like a friend Sydney would have loved to meet, perhaps they have now met. Robby must have touched the lives of many in the service he provided for TIP and Tri-City. The memories you have will last a lifetime.

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