Your generous donations to Hero Dogs this “pawtriotic” season (Memorial Day through Independence Day) helped Pet Dominion raise $1300 for this wonderful cause!  Hero Dogs, a Montgomery-county based charity, is a 501(c)(3) organization that survives solely on donations.  The organization raises, trains and places “service dogs (‘Hero Dogs’) with Veterans who have served honorably in the United States Armed Services”.  The Veterans receive the dogs free, and these furry companions can be life-changing for our wounded warriors.  This is the third consecutive year that all of you have helped us donate more than a thousand dollars to this local charity!

10422093_755789491155272_5558309394588511937_nOn July 2nd, volunteers from Hero Dogs and two of their current canine students were on-hand at Pet Dominion to demonstrate all of the helpful things they can do for Veterans.  Dogs can do everything from turning on/off a light switch and opening/closing doors with a pull to picking up keys and money.  And the best part?  They do everything with a sense of purpose and a smile!  For our nation’s disabled Veterans, these dogs are true heroes!

Thank you to all of you for your donations and support during our “pawtriotic” donation season!  Your generosity made a difference in the life of these special dogs and the Veterans they will serve!

Do you know someone who either works with service dogs or uses one to improve his/her quality of life?  Tell us about it in the comments.