Operation War Dogs
Welcome to Rover Oaks Pet Resort's ninth annual month-long donation drive,Operation: War Dogs, to support the non-profit organization Mission K9 Rescue the Houston-area based chapter and worldwide transportation and care arm of the United States War Dogs Association (USWDA). The drive officially begins on Memorial Day and ends on Independence Day, July 4, 2019. Since 2011, Rover Oaks Pet Resort and Operation: War Dogs have raised over $125,000 for US War Dogs.
Mission K9 Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to the service of retiring and retired Military Working Dogs and Contract Working Dogs. They provide monetary, transportation, adoption, and professional assistance for these retired hero dogs. They became the 6th chapter of USWDA in 2013 and over the past five years, Mission K9 has rescued over 500 US Working dogs and facilitated over 230 dog and handler reunions. They work tirelessly to find adoptive homes capable of meeting the unique needs of a retired military working dog, and reuniting these dogs with their former handlers whenever possible. Videos of some of these reunions can be viewed on their website.
"We believe that these hero dogs deserve a chance to rest and play as they move on from their service to protect our country," said Kristen Maurer, President of Mission K9 Rescue. "We're thrilled to hear that Rover Oaks Pet Resort will be making this effort to raise donations that will allow us to continue the work that we do."
Today, all branches of our armed forces are utilizing Military Patrol Dogs specializing in drug and bomb/explosive detection. Many people don’t know that there are literally thousands of these dogs that have risked their lives in the protective service of our military personnel. Our military service dogs have worked to detect bombs, drugs, weaponry and much more. They deserve a chance to rest and play as they move on from their service, and your donation to Operation: WarDogs will make that possible.
100% of your gift goes to MissionM9Rescue - Thank YOU so much!