Paws Of Honor

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Each day retired working dogs across the country need veterinary care. The branches of military service or law enforcement departments they once worked for no longer cover the costs associated with their care upon retirement. This includes any physical or veterinary care needed to ensure a long healthy life following years of dedicated service.

 

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HELP A Retired Canine

SPONSOR A K9

Paws of Honor ensures these K9s receive the quality care they deserve by covering 100% of  Veterinary Care costs continuing the dogs overall health and wellness. You can help by sponsoring one of these dogs in their retirement. 

MakING a Donation

By donating today your gift directly supports the care of the K9s enrolled in the Paws of Honor Veterinary Care Program!

 

Optics

Current Active Dogs in Program Estimate:    146   

Average Life in Retirement per K9:        3-5 years 

Average Cost of Retirement per K9:      $5,000 – $8,000  

Sponsorship Options Per Program K9 (based on averages): 

  1. Lifetime Sponsorship:    $6,500             (4 years median) 
  2. Yearly Sponsorship:        $1625               (4 years median) 
  3. Monthly Sponsorship:     $140                 

 

Targeting:  

  1. Option to create a group by combining sponsorship to reach specific amount monthly/yearly care costs. This option is intended to entice company/business participation and matching initiatives.  

  2. Individual or Group Sponsors will each receive a coveted Paws of Honor Challenge Coin and be featured on our online Wall of HONOR recognizing their generosity and giving level.   

Overview: 

Active K9s have the ability to be sponsored. 

  1. Goal is to increase Handler engagement by challenging each to put in the time to get their K9 sponsored within their worlds.  

  2. Tertiary benefit of spreading awareness via these various, yet specific avenues, having the Handler educate and pass mission purpose, etc.  

 

Execution: 

  • Each K9 will have a BIO featured via carousel or similar optic allowing the public to browse and select a K9 that they feel a connection to.  
  • The BIO layout will be angled toward a fresh and fun approach listing quick reference items to capture attention and keep the reader interested in seeing what is listed for the next one (i.e. a mixture of work, home and quirky facts relatable to vast majority of our audience and support target efforts). 
  • Once a K9 is Sponsored, the sponsor(s) will be listed in K9 BIO allowing POH to highlight unsponsored K9s in media efforts.  
  • Handlers will then be asked to send (exclusive) pics and provide tidbits on a quarterly basis minimum to their sponsors via a POH volunteer acting as mediator with these specific initiatives for privacy and ease purposes.  
  • An option for monthly in memorial or memoriam donations is an additional option to implement. 

     

    HOW?

    Sponsorship Opportunities per K9

    (based on average cost of care and number of retirement years): 

      

    Sponsor Levels

    Lifetime Sponsorship:             $6,500

    Yearly Sponsorship:               $1,625

    Monthly Sponsorship:            $140

     

    Sponsor a K9 individually!

    Sponsor a K9 with your entire family!

    Sponsor a K9 with a group of friends or coworkers!

    Corporate and Small Business Sponsors are encouraged to help make an impact by Sponsorship!

    Sponsor In Memory of a loved one or K9 Partner!

     

    Sponsors will each receive a coveted Paws of Honor Challenge Coin and be featured on our online Wall of HONOR recognizing their generosity and giving level timeframe (Monthly, Yearly, Lifetime), as well as be listed on the specific K9 Bio Browsing Page!

     

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    What Drives Us

    Our Mission

    The goal of Paws of Honor (POH) is to provide veterinary care and products at no charge for retired military and law enforcement K9s that have served our country, domestically or abroad. Retired K9s deserve accessible, high quality veterinary care in return for their commitment and sacrifice for our country and the monetary burden associated with veterinary care should not fall on the shoulders of the owner once the K9 has been decommissioned.

    Hero

    Text PAWSPACK39 to 71777 for K9 HeroHero is a black and brown German Shepherd with a broken left rear toe and a bent left ear. He will be turning 12 years old on Nov 9. Hero first started to work in April 2011 but unfortunately he developed PTSD due to a traumatic...

    Cesar

    K9 Cesar proudly served as an explosives detection canine for the United States Secret from July 2012 until retirement in May of 2020. During his tenure Cesar traveled all over the world and worked in just about every state. Cesar also enjoyed making appearance at...

    Ringo

    K9 Ringo spent seven years as an Explosive Detection K9! Ringo did an amazing job protecting Americans in war zones accumulating 10 deployments by the time he retired. His stellar nose helped find explosives in high stress and dangerous situations! K9 Ringo has earned...

    Quigley

      To make a donation in support of the Veterinary Care Program that supports Quigley’s medical expenses click the link below. You can make a one-time donation, schedule a recurring gift and even direct your gift to a specific dog:  [give_donation_form...

    Gary

      To make a donation in support of the Veterinary Care Program that supports Gary’s medical expenses click the link below. You can make a one-time donation, schedule a recurring gift and even direct your gift to a specific dog:  [give_donation_form...

    Phred

    This is Phred, a fun loving Lab that was raised in a female prison with the Puppies Behind Bars program. He has been an awesome partner and fun travel companion....

    Harriet

    Harriet is a yellow Labrador Retriever who protected our country both domestically and on foreign soil. She served 8 years as a police K9 for the federal government performing explosives detection here in the United States as well as in Afghanistan and Iraq! Harriet...

    Gento

    Gento is a former explosives detection K9 who served our country with the Secret Service protecting our President and other government officials.

    Buddy

      Explosive Detection: Loudon County Sheriff’s Dept.   Breed: Labrador Retriever   Age:  13 Brag: Worked Events for President Obama/Vice President Biden, multiple Senators, Congressmen, and other VIPs  Quirk: Not a fan of affection with abandonment issues. It’s...