Dogwood Hollow will launch its first annual donation drive, Operation: War Dogs, this coming Sunday, March 13 to raise much needed funds for United States War Dogs awaiting transportation home from overseas. The fundraiser will support non-profit organization, United States War Dogs Association (USWDA). The fundraiser begins March 13, 2022 which is National Military Dog Day and ends on Memorial Day, May 30, 2022.
The USWDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the service of retiring and retired Military Working
Dogs and Contract Working Dogs. Established in 2000 by 5 Vietnam dog handlers, they work tirelessly to find adoptive homes capable of meeting the unique needs of retired military working dogs, and reuniting these dogs with their former handlers whenever possible.
During Operation: War Dogs, donations can be made via PayPal online at mydogwoodhollow.com/wardogs. Donations will also be accepted (via cash or check) at Dogwood Hollow’s front desk at their facility in Arrington. Dogwood Hollow will give a free night of boarding to every donor who contributes $100 or more. Dogwood Hollow will decorate their facility with patriotic paw prints presenting the names of the clients and community members who contribute to the USWDA. Every dollar counts and anyone interested in donating is encouraged to visit mydogwoodhollow.com/wardogs or stop by the Dogwood Hollow facility to make a contribution in their name or in honor of a soldier or war dog they wish to recognize. 100% of the funds raised by Operation: War Dogs goes directly to the USWDA.
“This is our first year to be involved in raising funds for this incredible organization. We hope our customers and community are as excited to support war dogs as we are. Together we can make a big difference in the lives of these hero dogs,” said Karin Vilanova, who owns and operates Dogwood Hollow alongside her husband, Michael Vilanova.
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: War Dogs will make that possible.
Visit mydogwoodhollow.com/wardogs today to make a donation and help save the life of our war dog heroes in need.
Donations will also be accepted in cash or check at Dogwood Hollow’s dog boarding facility located at 9304 Independent Hill Rd, Arrington. 615-624-3914. To learn more about Dogwood Hollow, visit www.mydogwoodhollow.com. For more information on the USWDA, visit www.uswardogs.org.
About Dogwood Hollow:
We’re a cage-free facility situated on 21 acres of beautiful countryside. Every dog or family of dogs gets their own private room. We strive to make your dog’s visit as relaxing and fun as possible. The gentle sound of comforting music wafts throughout the building, which is clinically proven to soothe and calm our canine friends.
All of our rooms are completely secure and indoors in our climate-controlled facility. This ensures your dog is personally walked at least 4 times a day on leash or will receive playtime in our outdoor play area. Our playgroups love to explore our DragonFeld or Faun Glen play areas or solo dogs can go on leashed walks through our Enchanted Forest, into the Gnome Glade and down Pixie Trail with lots of interesting things to smell and see. At bedtime, your little prince or princess will receive a hug and a kiss goodnight before they start dreaming of their next day of fun and adventures. For more information, visit www.mydogwoodhollow.com.