Meet Gabriel

Gabriel, The Grief Therapy Dog

The Mitchell Family Funeral Home is very excited to introduce Gabriel, the newest staff member!

Gabriel is a Goldendoodle, specializing in Grief Therapy. Now officially on duty, Gabriel greets guests, prays for famlies and individuals, plays, and simply is present to anyone who needs him.Feel free to stop in and visit Gabriel at the Funeral Home anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you need a hug, a listening ear, or just want to say hello, Gabriel will be here to greet you, along with the rest of the staff. Our doors are always open!


News Releases

News of Gabriel, the Grief Therapy Dog, has spread far and near. Local newspapers, Mid-Iowa Enterprise of State Center and the Times-Republican of Marshalltown, ran articles announcing Gabriel's arrival and new position. Since the initial articles ran, news of Gabe's role has been published all over the state of Iowa. Fox News picked up the story and now Gabriel's story is known from Seattle, Washington, as far north as Alaska, and as far east as Connecticut. Google "Iowa grief therapy dog" to see the entire listing of articles, or copy/paste the following links into your web browser to read the articles one at a time. There are many more articles available on the world wide web.




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