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Corners Of The Heart

Marty The Office Corgi

Article by Becka Materne Brady

Photography by The Office of Dr. Cribbins

Originally published in Frisco City Lifestyle

On the cover of our June Issue was an adorable Corgi named Marty. Many Frisco Life readers wanted to know more about this friendly and compassionate pup. 

Marty's human is Allan Joseph Cribbins III, MD, a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon. Together Marty and Joe have changed many peoples lives for the better. 

Marty is two years old. He struggles with controlling how much he eats and is some what hyperactive. During the 2020 pandemic he was beginning to get on his other canine siblings nerves. Dr. Cribbins thought it would be best to take him to the office since no patients were coming in person at that time. The Cribbins soon realized that Marty had found his home away from home. 

As patients began coming back for in-person appointments, the staff observed Marty following the patients to their rooms. If one of the clients had anxiety and needed more compassion, Marty wouldn't leave their side and knew them when they returned for another visit. Marty was soon given the title, "My Spirit Dog," by his patient friends.

Dr. Cribbins realized many of his patients viewed Marty as a therapy dog and soon Marty was actually having patients come in to spend time with him.

Marty was recently invited to his first Bariatrics Society Event Retreat in San Diego. He also will be attending a slumber party while there. 

“Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.”– Kinky Friedman

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