DOG IS GOOD PARTNERS WITH FREEDOM SERVICE DOGS OF AMERICA TO SUPPORT WOUNDED WARRIORS

By on February 11, 2015

FOR THE LOVE OF VETS!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — LOS ANGELES, CA (February 9, 2015) — Dog is Good for Patriots, a fundraiser to benefit Freedom Service Dogs of America, has launch their newest design, just in time for Valentines Day! The Dog is Good (DIG) for Patriots project was developed to raise awareness of the important role that dogs play in the lives of military veterans and others with disabilities. Created in partnership with Freedom Service Dogs, whose mission is to rescue dogs from shelters and train them for service, the project coincides with Dog is Good’s commitment of social responsibility, and their reputation of being socially responsible and philanthropic.

Leveraging social media and retail relationships throughout the country, the DIG for Patriots
Project has publicly informed and showcased what is perhaps the ultimate connection between dogs and humans: providing “freedom.” The project, which began on Veteran’s Day 2014, will continue until Veteran’s Day this year, will give an opportunity to recognize the many ways that dogs positively impact and change the lives of humans.

Jon Kurtz, a military veteran and co-founder of Dog is Good, states, “This project allows us to be personally and directly involved in advocating and raising money for a cause that we believe in.”

Screen Shot 2015-02-11 at 10.26.57 AMIn promoting DIG for Patriots, well-known Freedom Service Dog, Gander, will be lending a paw. Rescued from a shelter in Pueblo, Colorado, Gander was trained in a women’s prison at Canon City, Colorado. He was later selected for training by Freedom Service Dogs and paroled to his “battle buddy” Lon Hodge. Gander now travels the country with Lon, who has PTSD and autoimmune mobility issues, advocating for veteran suicide prevention and service dog awareness.

To celebrate our love for veterans, Dog is Good has created two new designs that will directly benefit Freedom Service Dogs of America. The designs can be purchased on www.dogisgood.com.

Sharan Wilson, Executive Director of Freedom Service Dogs of America feels “grateful to be selected as this year’s Dog is Good for Patriots Project benefactor. We strive to train and pair as many clients with service dogs as possible. The support of Dog is Good will enable us to pair many more military veterans on our wait list with their service dog this year.”

About Dog is Good
Located in Los Alamitos, CA, Dog is Good sells wholesale and retail, and licenses the brand to numerous manufacturers in the pet, gift and home decor industries. Their products are renowned for their clever and poignant sentiments, which appeal strongly to dog lovers worldwide. Primarily still known for their award-winning line, the brand is quickly becoming widely recognized in the pet, gift and home decor markets. Dog is Good has developed a reputation for generously giving back to animal welfare organizations throughout the United States.

About Freedom Service Dogs of America
Freedom Service Dogs serves retired veterans and active injured military, suffering from disabilities including PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injuries, children with autism and people with spinal cord injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy and Down Syndrome. Since being founded in 1987, Freedom Service Dogs has paired more than 300 client-dog teams. The cost to train one dog is $25,000 and it takes 7-12 months to train each dog. Freedom Service Dogs registered 501 (3) non-profit organization.

For further information about Dog is Good, visit http://www.dogisgood.com or connect with us via Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

For Media Inquiries or to Sponsor the Project, Contact:
Beke Lubeach
beke@dogbonemarketing.com
(619) 307-9713

or

Freedom Service Dogs Contact
Stacey Candella
scandella@freedomservicedogs.org
(303) 922-6231

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