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There's a pitter-patter of furry paws at the Ronald McDonald House

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Every day the Ronald McDonald house provides families of sick children a home away from home and now their hospitality includes comfort of the furry kind.

A new Labradoodle puppy named Gardy has joined the Charleston RMHC staff and they're calling him a "Guardian Angel."

The three-month old pup was a gift from New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner and his wife Jessica.

“Jessica and I are happy we could help bring Gardy to the children and families at the Ronald McDonald House in Charleston," said Gardner. "We know first-hand the comfort and love a dog provides and we’re thankful so many people have joined in to make sure he has the best care from veterinarian services to dog grooming.”

Gardy is being groomed by Susan’s VIP Grooming and is under the care of Dr. Michael D Forcier of The Animal Medical Center of Mt. Pleasant. He is also getting trained by Mindful Manners.

Even Gardy's food was donated by Royal Canin USA.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston serves 27 families of critically ill children nightly.

The families travel to Charleston for their children’s medical treatment and the Ronald McDonald House provides beds, hot meals, and now...a new furry friend.

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