DogsWorld Canine Resort launched its annual “Operation: War Dogs 2022” to raise awareness and funds for the United States War Dog Association (USWDA). The fundraiser kicked off on May 25 with the organization’s Military Ball, and culminates July 6 with a Bow Wow Luau Pawty.
DogsWorld, a local dog boarding and daycare facility, has been the largest annual donor to the United States War Dog Association Southeast Chapter for four years. Owner Justin Phillips hopes to donate $15,000 this year, through donations and a selection of silent auction items. Online bidding and donations of any amount can be made here.
The Bow Wow Luau Pawty will include raffles, food, drinks, and Dog Olympics, followed by a check presentation to a representative from the United States War Dog Association. The fundraiser finale will take place July 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at DogsWorld Canine Resort (603 Commerce Way West). Clients are invited to dress up their dog luau-style and bring them to the party.
The United States War Dogs Association supports active military and retired war dogs, as well as civilian canines retired from government contract work and law enforcement. Programs include raising funds and awareness for war memorials and service recognition, educational programs, corporate partnerships for specialty veterinary care, prescriptions, pet supplies, care packages, and transportation and adoption services.