Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Cause 4 Paws Donation Drive

As ya'll may know we are a military family and most of us will go to the end of the earth to support other military families. Recently I have been thinking of all the men and women overseas and all they do for us while fighting the war on terrorism. I was also thinking of all the 4 legged heroes that are fighting this war right alongside their human companions.
Military working dogs go above and beyond everyday to help ensure our freedom. They endure sandstorms, temperatures exceeding 100º F, rough terrain, dangerous situations, and many more unfathomable circumstances. I would like to say Thank You to our four legged heores with this donation drive. Giving to these heroes should not only be a "season" or certain time of year. Let us show them our support for their tireless efforts specially when these men, women and dogs serve every day of the year and not just around the gift giving season.
My small business, Southern Wag Pet Accessories, would like to invite you to support our 4 legged service members in our 1st annual a Cause 4 Paws donation drive. All donations will be sent overseas to working dogs who are in need of supplies, toys, and of course treats. I will provide a list below of items the handlers and their canine partners are in need of.
Please send all donations to:
Stephanie Caruthers
PSC 476 Box 678
FPO AP 96322-0007
We will be taking donations from 4/25/13 until 6/25/13. Please keep in mind we are overseas so priority flat rate boxes and first class mail are your two best options to send your donations.
Here is a list of items that have been specifically requested:
(please keep in mind the majority of the working dogs are medium, large and extra large) 
-Collapsible Nylon Water Bowls. An example would be something similar to this from Petco.
-Dog Treats. They do not have to be expensive treats keep in mind the quality of the items you are sending. For instance, try a few of these treats.
-Nylon or Leather Collars.
-Nylon or Leather Leashes in 3ft and 6ft lengths.
-Unscented Shampoo and wipes. Doctors Foster and Smith carry a great unscented shampoo. For times when water is not available they also require these unscented wipes.
-Ear Cleaner
-Eye Cleaner
-FURminator Brushes. FURminator brand brushes are the most requested by handlers.
-Kong Toys. Kong toys are highly requested by handlers. These toys provide stimulation for dogs during their down-time. This stimulation helps the dogs cope with PTDS, anxiety, as well as for training purposes.  
-Doggles. Another highly requested item. Doggles are essential during sand storms and other hazardous conditions.
-Pill Pockets. Greenies is a trusted brand for many professionals and veterinarians.
Please help us support those who put their lives on the line to ensure our safety and freedom. Continue to follow our blog to see our progress for collecting donations.
Every little bit helps!
Just some "fine print":
This is a charitable event being hosted by a military spouse. I am in no way associated with an organization and all donations should be given out of the kindness of the donors heart. I can not provide you with any "proof" for a tax deduction. Thank you for your support and understanding.

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