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Dirty Dogs Help Save Lives

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Dirty Dogs Help Save Lives

Temecula, CA – July 22, 2012

Dog in tub

On July 22nd from 10am to 2pm, Dogtopia of Temecula is hosting a charity dog wash to benefit K-9 Support, Inc., with all proceeds benefitting military working dogs.  These dogs are currently deployed overseas and their duties range from Bomb Detection to Military Police K-9 teams.  These dogs are on the front lines fighting the War on Terror, putting their lives at risk to save our men and women in uniform.

“These dogs are doing jobs that help keep our Marines and soldiers safe,” said Patrick Moody, owner of Dogtopia of Temecula.  “They are in the same hostile environments as our military, but frequently lack needed equipment such as ‘doggles’ to keep the blowing dust out of their eyes.  The cash strapped units typically don’t have the funds to provide these types of ‘luxury’ items to their dogs,” continued Moody.  “In addition to badly needed safety equipment, many times the working dogs lack some of the comforts of home such as treats and durable toys for a little R&R.”

To date, K-9 Support has raised over $80,000 for working dogs; in 2011 alone, $24,000 was raised.  The goal for this year is to raise $30,000 across the country.  Every dog that comes in will be given a bath, bandana, and spritz of cologne.  There will be raffle prizes donated by local businesses and vendor tables to browse while you are waiting for your turn.

K-9 Support was formed as the charitable arm for Dogtopia, a nationwide franchise.  Dogtopia of Temecula is an award winning facility that provides open play daycare, boarding, and spa services to dogs.  Dogtopia of Temecula opened in 2008 and is located at 27629 Commerce Center Drive, Temecula, CA 92590.

Charity Dog Wash Fundraiser

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

In 2005 the non-profit charity K9 Support was founded, with the goal of generating support and awareness for K9 handlers and their working dogs. A major part of that mission has been the creation and shipping of care packages wholly funded by donations from the community. To date over 3 1/2 tons of packages have been shipped to every branch of the military in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and several other countries. This year the mission was expanded our mission to include K9s working with local law enforcement as well.

K9 Support has partnered with the City of Temecula’s Police K9 unit and we are thrilled to have them as the beneficiary of this year’s wash! Proceeds will defer costs of the equipment required for the safety and comfort of the dogs.

During the family-friendly event, your dog will be bubbled and scrubbed in return for a suggested donation of $10. Each dog will be given a fragrant spritz and a bandana to top of their fresh new look. In addition, raffles and pet-friendly vendors will combine for a festive atmosphere! Members of the K9 unit will also be on hand to discuss their important work and show off their dogs.

Date:  Saturday, July 17, 2010
Time:  10a-2p
Location: 27629 Commerce Center Drive, Temecula, CA  92590
Phone:  951-506-1200

Check out these handsome boys!

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Opus & Cousteau sportin' Dogtopia scarfs (2)

Are these guys too cute or what?  Check them out after their charity dog wash baths at last Saturday’s fundraiser.  On the left we have Opus and on the right is his new brother Cousteau.  The are regulars here at Dogtopia and we absolutely adore them.  Thank you to the Cannons for helping support this great cause.  And, thank you to Opus and Cousteau for being such awesome dogs!

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