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MOVEMBER Houston To Hold Event Benefiting DAWG Foundation

The stalwart, manly-men of MOVEMBER Houston have chosen the DAWG Foundation as their 2016 charity of choice!

On Sunday, October 30th, participants will meet at 8th Wonder Brewery at 1pm to begin the festivities.  Men participating in the beard-growing contest will have an opportunity to get a professional straight-razor shave from a barber on-site.  Donating to DAWG Foundation in exchange for “dares” (shaved heads, etc) are encouraged!

Money donated via the event will directly go towards DAWG Foundation programs training and placing fully-trained service dogs with veterans battling combat-related PTSD.

More details on this event to come as the event comes together.


November Meeting: 11/18/15


The DAWG Foundation Board of Directors will hold a meeting on Wednesday, November 18th. This will be a two-part meeting:

From 6-7:15pm will be a BOARD-ONLY MEETING.
From 7:30-8:30pm will be an OPEN MEETING

We are encouraging all those interested in volunteering to help with our December 5th event to PLEASE attend so we can assign department coordinators and workers.

Meeting will be held at Barks 5th Avenue Training Room
10620 Cypress Creek Parkway
Houston, TX 77070

For information, call Pat or Joe (281)970-2284 or email

Refreshments will be provided.

Zombie Nightclub To Benefit DAWG Foundation


IMG_9742JOIN the DAWG Foundation on October 23/24h and again on the 30/31st from 7pm-midnight for a ZOMBIE NIGHT CLUB!

Come experience a haunted house like you’ve never seen!  Held in a REAL HAUNTED NIGHT CLUB!


For information, visit our FACEBOOK page at:


Volunteers (zombies) needed!  Interested in helping out?  Contact JEREMY at

All proceeds from the event will go to DAWG Foundation’s mission to provide PROFESSIONALLY-trained service dogs for veterans battling PTSD.

Out and About: DAWG Foundation Visits Vegas, Colorado, California

(((Pictures coming soon!)))


Just wanted to update everyone on our current activities.  July was a VERY busy month for the Foundation, with the team visiting other states for various projects/reasons:

Pat, Pennie, and Spence attended Super Zoo, a large (18,000+ attendees) pet services trade show/convention in Las Vegas.  Even though there weren’t there specifically for the DAWG Foundation, they did find numerous opportunities to talk with pet services industry leaders (food manufacturers, training equipment designers, etc) and make some fantastic contacts/spread the word about the great work Houston is doing for our veterans with PTSD!  We should see some great partnerships develop from these networking opportunities.


Jeremy is currently out in California attending a conference hosted by Mighty Oaks, a faith-based charity that provides needed services for veterans in California.  Mighty Oaks has been a fantastic partner for the DAWG Foundation, providing much-needed guidance and advice.  Jeremy is out there to learn techniques to better assist with our veterans, and we’re excited to see what he comes back to teach us!!!



Pennie Mahon, our lead trainer, was in Colorado this past week competing with her champion dog, Psych, in various pro Frisbee events.  While out there, Pennie & Pat will be holding meetings with a dedicated partner who wishes to help us with finding suitable dogs for our service dog training program.  Fingers crossed!



Meanwhile, back here in Houston we are continuing our normal routine; Nichole, one of our trainers, is working with 2 of our dogs that are wrapping up their training and preparing for placement.  We’re also gearing up for the 2nd Annual DAWG Day, which will be sometime in October/November.

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