Best Friends Pet Care : The Dog Dish
Best Friends Pet Care : The Dog Dish
Best Friends Pet Care : The Dog Dish

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Thanks for Supporting Military Pets!

Throughout the summer, all 52 of our Best Friends locations and affiliated veterinary hospitals collected donations to support the efforts of Dogs on Deployment and the military pets and families that they help. Because of your generosity, we were able to collect a total of $6549.00 for this amazing cause.

THANK YOU all so much!

Please read more about this amazing organization below and continue supporting their efforts. To make a donation or to learn how you can join their network click here.

“Military members nation-wide confront a multitude of problems during their careers, the last thing they need to worry about is their pet’s care during their service commitments. Dogs On Deployment is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit which provides an online network for service members to search for volunteers who are willing to board their pets during their owner’s service commitments. Dogs on Deployment promotes responsible, life-long pet ownership by military pet owners by advocating for military pet owner rights, providing educational resources and granting financial assistance for military pet owners during times of emergency.” -

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Support the Troops by Supporting Their Pets


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Holiday Care Packages for Military Canine Teams

Back in October of this year we delivered a van full of supplies to Animal Control Officer Mark Rudewicz, for the Heroes and Hounds program. Heroes & Hounds is a program he founded to help the military dogs and their handlers, overseas. He started collecting donations and putting together care packages for these teams about four years ago.

It was such a pleasure working with Officer Rudewicz, and for such a worthy group of recipients the first time, that we had to help again!

This second time around we asked our clients in 20 of our North Eastern locations to help us collect donations for the program. We’re sure glad we did, because we collected over $5000 in supplies for Heroes and Hounds to use in their care packages for the military canine teams spending the holidays in Afghanistan and Iraq this year.

We’d like to extend our thanks to everyone who donated, Officer Rudewicz for organizing this amazing program, and of course the military canine teams who risk their lives everyday.

For more information about the Heroes and Hounds program or to donate, contact Animal Control Officer Mark Rudewicz at 860-658-3110.

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