Photos: Local Navy mental health support dog visits US Fleet Forces headquarters

image - 2022-07-07T192822.513.png
image - 2022-07-07T192814.780.png
image - 2022-07-07T192818.585.png
image - 2022-07-07T192825.999.png
Posted at 9:59 AM, Jul 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-08 09:59:36-04

NORFOLK, Va. - The United States Fleet Forces Command headquarters had a special visitor Thursday — a Norfolk-based mental health support dog, Patty Mac.

"Mental health matters in our Navy," USFF tweeted following the visit. "The dog Patty Mac works at a branch health clinic in Norfolk and alerts her handler if someone is experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety and may need help."

Related: Virginia Beach organization pairs service dogs with Hampton Roads veterans

According to USFF, Patty Mac spent her visit "bringing joy and comfort to those around her."