By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Tail wags and big grins

Walker the dog brings happiness to CMHC residents


March 1, 2023


Alice Krikke lets out a laugh as Walker the dog gives her a kiss at Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley.

It's often said the simplest things in life bring the most joy. At Community Memorial Health Center, that joy is brought in with a leash and a collar.

Walker the dog has been visiting residents at the facility once a month for the past year. His owner, CMHC office manager Arin Miller, previously brought her other dog on visits prior to his death last April, and she wanted to continue that outreach after she adopted Walker.

"Walker has his own personality and he is very smart, loving, quirky and playful," Miller said. "The residents light up when they see him."

Like the residents he visits at C...

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