The staff, parents, and AWESOME kids at Millsap Elementary School (Cypress-Fairbanks ISD) have stepped up to help fight the 22 suicides a DAY stemming from combat-related PTSD, and have sponsored our next service-dog-in-training!
The dog will be named ‘Millsap’ in honor of their dedication. In addition, expect to see updates about the following:
*Service Dog Millsap will get his own blog here on the DAWG Foundation site, so everyone can keep up to date on his training.
*Millsap will make periodic visits to the school, not only to visit his sponsors, but also to help train him for public access situations and crowd interaction. This is an INTEGRAL part of a service dog’s training and conditioning.
*Operation: Millsap donation page will be posted. This will allow anyone to stop by this website and donate directly to Millsap’s campaign!
*Graduation: When it comes time for Millsap to graduate training, we will hold a special ceremony at the school to celebrate!
Check back frequently for more information on MILLSAP, and the great work being done for combat veterans battling PTSD!
Meet Varick, the Super Rottie! He will be performing at the 1st Annual DAWG Day this Saturday!
$39.99 day-of event
Will be posted on website after event, as well.
Will also have event-only selections (polo shirts, stickers, jackets, hats, etc)! Stop by!
Jeremy and Joe discuss the live music schedule.
DID YOU SEE THE SIZE OF THAT DOG??????? HOLY CRAP!!!!!
Randy Wallace from FOX NEWS Houston came out to our training facility on FM1960 yesterday, and spent some time with our vets, trainers, and dogs!
FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston
Big thanks to the crew at Fox News for coming out!!!!
North America Diving Dogs (NADD) will be hosting a 2-day DOCK DIVING TRIAL in Houston, TX on 8-9 November, 2014!
DAWG Foundation is excited to announce that the North America Diving Dogs (NADD) has decided to hold a Dock Diving Trial during the 1st Annual DAWG Day event on 8 NOV 14, continuing on after the festival on 9 NOV 14, as well!
This is a NADD-AKC event where titles can be earned!
Pre-register at the NADD website (click this link)
Check-in/registration on site @ 8-9am on 8 + 9 NOV 14
The Dock Diving trials will consist of 4 waves of trails per day:
1st at 9:00am
2nd at 11:00am
3rd at 1:00pm
4th at 3:00pm
The 4th wave will ALSO have an AIR RETRIEVE portion!
Please note: To participate, dogs do NOT have to be AKC registered! If you would like to bring your dog and participate in the fun of having them jump into a 27,000 gallon swimming pool, COME ON OUT! No previous experience necessary!
If you are a military veteran, and you bring your dog out to join in the fun, the DAWG Foundation will be giving away a DAWG FOUNDATION CHOICE trophy to a lucky dog! Again, no previous experience necessary!
Please visit the NADD website for further details.
The staff and volunteers of the DAWG Foundation would like to offer our sincerest condolences and prayers for Cpl Nathan Cirillo’s family, friends, and canine buddies.
Cpl Cirillo was a true hero, and a testament to the courage of the Canadian people. Gunned down by a coward, he was taken from this world way too soon.
A dedicated patriot and a true dog lover, Cpl Cirillo was a man after our own heart. Strong and caring, he was a true asset to this darkening world that we live in.
Below are links to information concerning Cpl Cirillo, his life, and untimely death. We ask that all of our supporters say a special prayer for him and his family tonight, and remember this fallen hero with respect.
This photo was snapped moments before Cpl Cirillo’s tragic death
CBC: MPs Honor Fallen Hero
Global News: Nathan Cirillo, Hero and Dog Rescuer
HuffPo: Photo Snapped Moments Before Tragedy
We are happy to announce that MODERN DOG MAGAZINE will be sending out 1,300 free copies of their newest issue!
All visitors will receive one at the registration table upon arrival at the Festival! BIG THANKS to Modern Dog!!!!
Please go throw them a LIKE for their support of the DAWG Foundation!
We are looking for some helpful folks willing to commit to 1 or 2 4-hour shifts at the DAWG DAY festival!
If you are willing, please click HERE for further information.
All volunteers will get a free, limited-edition T-Shirt!