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Updated: May 7
Welcome to Tribute to Honor's K9s SAVE DogBlog! We will regularly update this with new information and exciting news about our program that "Helps Us Help Them" by giving companion and assistance dogs to local US Military Veteran Heroes, FREE OF CHARGE !
This is "Andy". He is named after a fallen hero, PFC Andrew Keller, US Army. His father is our Secretary Treasurer and works at the USO in the Portland Airport. Andy is a Golden Doodle and is currently being raised by one of our awesome "Puppy People" puppy raisers, the Karpsteins of Gresham. Brian Karpstein is a retired Portland Firefighter and he and his wife Linda, are helping train this K9 in the basics that will make him a great companion animal. Our other puppy raisers are the Gilberts, in La Center, Washington. We are currently expecting another pup donation from the awesome German Shepherd breeders at Trask Mtn Shepherds of Lafayette Oregon and this K9 pup will go to live with the Gilberts for a couple of months.
If you know of a local veteran that is in need of a companion K9, we would like to hear from them. They can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application packet.
Remember, we also provide a "Vets with Pets" scholarship package for those qualified veterans with an existing pet and desire more training for their companion.