U.S. War Dogs K9 Care

US War Dog Logo SmallEeach year we send out a special “thank you” to all our veterans, past and present, and this year is no different. We thought this year, we would do something a little different, so we have partnered with U.S.War Dogs in their K9 Care efforts to recognize the estimated 2,800 – 3,000 canines stationed around the world with their handlers. As you know, there are special needs for our military, and even more specialized needs for our military canines. Please take a moment and consider donating items for this cause. We will be collecting items for this organization to send care packages to military canines and their handlers (a list is below). You can download a PDF document here to print and take with you, or share.

These special veterans are in need of more than just food, toys and treats. There is a need for Cooling Vests, Warming Mats, boots, goggles, sleeping mats and more. This is an opportunity for you to make a difference in the lives of these silent heros. The go through their life with relatively little recognition, but the complete their tasks day in and day out.

In addition to the canine veterans, their handlers are in need of items as well. We have included those items here as well. Please consider donating one or more of the items listed below. Links to items are only to show what items are needed.

Items for our K9 Friends

  • K9 Cooling Vests (Summer Months)
  • K9 Cooling Mats (Summer Months)
  • K9 Cooling Collars (Summer Months)
  • K9 Warming Mats (Winter Months)
  • K9 Boots, Medium & Large (All Year)
  • K9 Doggles (All Year)
  • Collapsible Nylon Dog Bowls
  • Kong 3” Rubber Balls
  • Large Rope Chews
  • K9 Shampoo & Conditioner
  • K9 Grooming Tools-Combs, Brushes, etc.
  • K9 Nail Clippers
  • K9 Beds or Sleeping Mats
  • K9 Blankets (Winter Months)
  • K9 Toothpaste & Toothbrush
  • K9 Eye Drops
  • K9 Ear Wash
  • K9 Advantix, Flea and Tic Treatment
  • K9 Salves for paws/noses
  • Towels to wipe paws
  • True Chews Chicken Jerky
  • True Chews Beef Bully Sticks
  • K9 Treats (Made in the USA ONLY)

Necessities

  • Beef Jerky
  • Coffee / Tea / Hot Cocoa
  • Sugar & Creamers
  • Condiments-Hot Sauce, Ketchup, etc
  • Lemonade Mix, Ice Tea Mix, Crystal Ligh
  • Powdered Gatorade
  • Instant Foods / Oatmeal /Grits / Ragu Express/ Kraft Easy Mac
  • Crackers and Cheese
  • Power Bars
  • Dried Fruit
  • Microwave Popcorn
  • Bubble Gum / Hard Candy
  • Instant Soup
  • Tuna / Small Canned Foods
  • Chex Mix / Chips in Container / No Bags
  • Fruit Cups
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Salad Dressings / No Glass bottles
  • Rice, Microwavable
  • Meals, Microwavable

Extras

  • Paperback Books and Magazines
  • Electronic Hand-held Games
  • Playing Cards
  • Yo-Yos
  • All-in-one Tools
  • Board Games
  • Duct Tape
  • Movies DVD, new or used
  • Crossword or Sudoko Puzzle Books
  • Cigars
  • AAA, AA, C & D Batteries
  • Writing Materials

For Females

  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Hair Bands / Hair Clips
  • Nail Polish & Remover Wipes
  • Nail Clippers / Nail Files/Emory Boards
  • Q-Tips
  • Hair Spray (Pump)
  • Small Mirrors
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Cotton Balls

Personal Hygene

  • Razors / Shaving Cream (Non Areosol)
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes / Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Eyeglass Lens Cleaner
  • Soap / Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Combs and Brushes
  • Lip Balm / Chapsticks
  • Sun Block
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Baby Wipes
  • Moisturizing Eyes Drops / Saline Nasal Spray
  • Hand Cream / Skin So Soft
  • Liquid Hand Sanitizer
  • Nail Files / Nail Clippers
  • Kleenex (travel size)
  • Eye Drops (for dry eyes)
  • Throat Lozengers / Cough Drops
  • Cooling Bananas / Neck Scarves
  • Hand Warmers
  • Breath Mints
  • Heavy Duty Socks

You can download a PDF document here to print and take with you. If you would prefer to make a monetary donation, you can visit the U.S. War Dogs website at www.uswardogs.org/donations/. Let’s make this holiday season a great one for those are are fighting to allow us to celebrate in whatever manner we choose.