DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – There was a birthday party Wednesday for an important officer, who just happens to be a very good boy.

Shiloh is the Chief Cheer Officer at the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.

Children and staff cheered for him and celebrated his turning 5 years old.  Call it “Cinco de Shiloh!”

Shiloh the dog – Chief Cheer Officer at Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (CBS 11)

Shiloh is used to helping cheer up sick children, but this day was all about him.

“It’s amazing to watch him work because he brings so much joy to these families,” said Jill Cumnock, CEO of Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.  “He just loves everybody. They all love him.”

Shiloh joined Ronald McDonald House in 2016 as a guide dog for the blind.

He now serves as an emotional support animal to keep children smiling.

Ronald McDonald House, which serves as a home-away-from-home for families while their children are being treated for critical illnesses or serious injuries in the Dallas area.

The House has served more than 38,000 families in its nearly 40-year-history and will be opening an expansion to serve even more this fall.