Round Up for Freedom Service Dogs
Published on: October 29, 2019
Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming Launching Second Annual Round Up for Freedom Service Dogs Campaign
This November, Wag N’ Wash continues its national partnership with Freedom Service Dogs to launch its second annual fundraising campaign, Round Up for Freedom Service Dogs. The campaign aims to raise money to help veterans regain their independence by obtaining the assistance they need from a service animal – free of cost.
From Nov. 1 to Nov. 30, Wag N’ Wash stores will give customers the option to round up to the nearest dollar during check out. All proceeds will go toward Freedom Service Dogs’ mission of helping veterans who have made life-altering sacrifices unite with service dogs from the program. All dogs are rescues and go through extensive training at each state’s penitentiary, followed by additional specialized training to meet the needs of the veterans.
“We’re excited to continue our partnership with Freedom Service Dogs,” said Rob Flanagan, president of Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming. “This is an initiative that we hold close to our hearts, as supporting companions, our customers and every community we serve is a top priority. Rounding up is a powerful, yet simple way to help get our customers involved. Plus, to honor our previous campaign, Wag N’ Wash Headquarters will match up to $5,000 in donations from customers.”
Wag N’ Wash held a successful first campaign to benefit Freedom Service Dogs in 2018, exceeding its goal by $2,000. This campaign also earned the silver award in the “Support Our Veterans” category during the International Franchise Association’s Franchising Gives Back ceremony. The brand continues to make its mark in the franchise and pet industry with its dedication to providing the best services and products to pet lovers and their companions. Round Up for Freedom Service Dogs will be no exception as Wag N’ Wash aims to connect its customers with the heart-warming services of Freedom Service Dogs.
This year’s campaign will feature added fundraising efforts generated through a GoFundMe page, which has an individual goal of $5,000, for those who do not have the opportunity to “round up” in stores or want to donate additional dollars to the cause. Through a partnership with KLN Family Brands, every customer who donates in stores, as part of Round Up Freedom Service Dogs, will receive a complimentary bag of dog treats.
Freedom Service Dogs (FSD), based in Englewood, Colorado, was founded by Michael and PJ Roche who transformed it from a two-person organization to one of the leading service dog training organizations in the country. As FSD expanded, the Roches recognized a need for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan to have additional support as they entered civilian life, leading to the launch of Operation Freedom, a program that provides disabled veterans with trained service dog companies. Since 1987, the organization has graduated hundreds of client-dog teams.
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To make a donation to the Round Up for Freedom Service Dog campaign, visit our GoFundMe page or visit one of our locations today.