Blog the Change: Heroes Refuge

Imagine you’ve chosen to serve our country. The call comes in. You’re being sent off to a foreign land to fight for our freedoms. Who is going to watch Rex and Bandit while you’re gone? Do you have a willing friend to take care of them while you serve? Or will they be dropped off at the local shelter in the hopes that they can find a new home while you’re gone?

Now envision you have served your country (or city). You were a K-9 cop or military working dog your whole life. Now that you’re retired, where do you go? Is there a family out there willing to adopt you? Are you really suited for civilian life? What alternative do you have if you’re not?

In steps Heroes Refuge, an upcoming organization designed to help both enlisted servicemen and women as well as retired working canines. Heroes Refuge’s will be “A place where your pet can have a home while you protect ours.” It will also be a place where retired K-9s or military working dogs (MWDs) can live out the rest of their lives in comfort.

Heroes Refuge is still in its infancy and no location has been chosen yet. It is the brainchild of a close friend of mine and I have helped as best I could along the way. At the very least, I designed the logo. 😉 I feel this project has so much potential and thought today would be a great day to help spread the word about it.

You can learn more about Heroes Refuge on their website and on Facebook.

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About Jamie

I'm just a traditionally-trained artist with interests in dog training. I currently teach classes at the local obedience training club (tricks, freestyle, and Rally-FrEe) and I also teach classes professionally for an organization who helps veterans train their own service dogs.
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6 Responses to Blog the Change: Heroes Refuge

  1. kenzohw says:

    What a worthy cause. Veteran dogs need a special place to retire. They done so much for us.

  2. Edie says:

    Great cause — and great logo. Keep us posted about how it progresses, okay?

  3. FiveSibesMom says:

    Hi! I came over from today’s Blog the Change blog hop. First, a wonderful and worthy cause! Second, a great logo design! I’d be happy to help spread the word and list it on my blog if you’d like. Drop me an Email. Good luck – I wish you much success with this great program. I forsee it being very helpful to our military and very successful.

  4. CindyLu says:

    Awesome logo! You can be proud 🙂 The idea for this program is outstanding. Truly touching. Call out to all your bloggy buddies for any and all help they might be for you! Best of wishes with this great endeavor!

  5. Pup Fan says:

    This sounds like an amazing cause! Definitely a needed service, and I think this organization will touch a lot of lives. Bravo.

  6. Chandra says:

    Thanks for introducing me to Heroes Refuge! Amazing concept for such a worthy cause. I will visit their site for more info. Great logo!

    -Chandra at Daley’s Dog Years

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