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Hero Labradors Freedom Raffle

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

In order to find their efforts in 2020, Hero Labradors is holding a raffle. It’s coming to a close.

A little over a year ago we shared a Whiskey-5 for Hero Labradors. They are a Veteran fun non-profit that produces QUALITY, genetically sound, AKC registered Labradors with AKC Champion bloodlines. They select, raise, and breed their girls (and one boy) to produce very high quality pups. Then, they select service dog training programs worthy of our dogs–and we give these dogs to them, free of charge, with only their guarantee that they train them and donate them to either a disabled veteran, wounded warrior, or first responder (or their family members) who need them.

1000 tickets at $25 each.

Prizes:

New AR 10  custom .308 rifle (Aero Precision)

New AR 15 custom .300 blackout pistol (MagTactical Industries)

Howa model 1500 .223 Rifle (gently used, in excellent condition) 

Walking Stick, custom carved and painted, signed by two MOH recipients (Sal Giunta and Clint Romesha… and possibly more!)

Rustic Labrador signs

House to House: signed by the Author, Staff Sergeant David Bellavia

bit.ly/HeroLabradors

Ruffwear Pack Out Bag

Sunday, May 10th, 2020

If you hike with your dog, or just go on long walks together, you’re going to have to deal with Rover’s waste. Even if you normally carry disposable waste bags, carting them around in your hand once they’re full gets old, and smelly.

Ruffwear’s Pack Out Bag gives a place to carry your dog’s waste until you can reach a proper receptacle. This belt mounted solution features a ripstop outer, odor-blocking zipper and waste bag dispenser at the bottom.

Offered in Blue Moon color, sizes Medium or Large.

ruffwear.com/products/pack-out-poop-bag

“No Ordinary Dog” – The Tale of a K9 and his Handler in Naval Special Warfare

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

“No Ordinary Dog” is the amazing story of a K9 and his Handler in who served in Naval Special Warfare.

Navy SEAL Will Chesney covers his military training and service with particular attention on his becoming a Naval Special Warfare K9 Handler beginning in 2008 after six years in the Teams. His new partner was named Cairo who did everything right alongside his human counterparts. Unfortunately, that included being shot on one operation.

Although Cairo looks like a house pet, this military working dog served on numerous raids and is famous for participating in Operation Neptune Spear at Chesney’s side. A lot has been written about Cairo’s role in the mission to kill bin Laden and a lot has been wrong. “No Ordinary Dog” sets the record straight.

After the raid, they both stayed with the Command, with Cairo serving as a backup dog and Chesney returning to his role as an Operator. Unfortunately, Chesney was injured in combat in 2013, suffering a brain injury and PTSD. Traditional medicine gave little relief to his list of ailments which included migraines, chronic pain, memory issues, and depression. Teaming back up with Cairo proved cathartic for Chesney as he began to heal himself and step up to help others.

About the Authors

During his service as a SEAL, Will Chesney was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart. Now he helps his fellow veterans who suffer from traumatic brain injuries.

Co-Author Joe Lauren an award-winning journalist and writer who helped Will Chesney tell the story. His books include the New York Times bestseller “As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride”.

Get your copy (ebook or hardbound) at www.amazon.com.

Vote K-9 Cody for the American Humane Hero Dog Awards

Saturday, April 4th, 2020

K9 Cody is a local working dog here in the Tidewater of Virginia. In fact, if you’ve been to Busch Gardens over the past few years, you’ve probably seen her.

She started life as an explosive detection dog and made her way back to the states where she’s been all over the place.

The American Humane Hero Dog Awards® is an annual, nationwide competition that searches out and recognizes America’s Hero Dogs.

Vote at herodogawards.org/dog/k-9-cody.

Ultimate Direction – Dog Vest

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Ultimate Direction, the company that started the running pack trend, has introduced a Dog Vest.

Features:
• Two large main pockets on either side that expand from 7.2L to 8.6L
• Side stash pockets for easy access to bags or leash
• Included collapsible bowl for water and food
• Multi-point harness adjustment for a secure fit
• Ring on top and front for secure leash attachment
• Zippered bottle pockets for extra security

ultimatedirection.com/dog-vest






American Humane Applauds Congress for Passing the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act

Sunday, February 9th, 2020

Wash., D.C. – American Humane today applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act, H.R. 4305. The PAWS Act underscores the critical role trained service dogs play in helping veterans recover from post-deployment mental health issues.

“We are thrilled to see the House pass the PAWS Act which validates what we at American Humane have long believed – trained service dogs are critical to helping veterans in need,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, American Humane President and CEO. “Our Pups4Patriots program has been saving lives on both ends of the leash for years. Today’s action by the House will spur much needed attention in this space and help veterans and their canine heroes live more fulfilled, healthier lives.”

Much like American Humane’s Pups4Patriots program, which identifies dogs in need of forever homes and trains them to be lifesaving service dogs free of charge for veterans with Post Traumatic Syndrome and Traumatic Brain Injury, the PAWS Act would ultimately pair and train vets suffering from post-deployment mental health issues with service dogs also in need of training.

The process of obtaining a PTS service dog is lengthy and costly, a cost that is out of reach for many veterans,” Ganzert said. “We cannot thank Congress enough for working to ensure even more veterans have access to the life-saving love only our four-legged friends can provide. This is long overdue.”

With too few trained service dogs available for our service men and women in need, American Humane is proud to provide critically necessary training and service dogs to veterans.






See the new Agilite K19 Plate Carrier System at SHOT Show 2020

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Agilite will be launching their new K19 Plate Carrier System and other new products at SHOT Show 2020-Come by the Agilite booth (Booth #20659) to see the latest warfighter equipment from Israel.

www.agilitegear.com 






Hero Labradors Freedom Raffle

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

A little over a year ago we shared a Whiskey-5 for Hero Labradors. They are a Veteran fun non-profit that produces QUALITY, genetically sound, AKC registered Labradors with AKC Champion bloodlines. They select, raise, and breed our girls (and one boy) to produce very high quality pups. Then, they select service dog training programs worthy of our dogs–and we give these dogs to them, free of charge, with only their guarantee that they train them and donate them to either a disabled veteran, wounded warrior, or first responder (or their family members) who need them.

It’s a worthy cause and they are holding a raffle to find their efforts in 2020.

$25 ticket

Prizes:

New AR 10  custom .308 rifle (Aero Precision)

New AR 15 custom .300 blackout pistol (MagTactical Industries)

Howa model 1500 .223 Rifle (gently used, in excellent condition) 

Walking Stick, custom carved and painted, signed by two MOH recipients (Sal Giunta and Clint Romesha… and possibly more!)

Rustic Labrador signs

Book – House to House: signed by the Author, Staff Sergeant David Bellavia

To check out the prizes and to get your raffle tickets, visit www.accelevents.com/e/HeroLabradors