Monday, November 14, 2011

Let's Spread Some Holiday Cheer to Military K9's and Their Handlers!

Recently on Facebook, there was a post by a German Shepherd group that I belong to, German Shepherd Tips that really tugged on my heart strings.  This holiday season, as with each one in years past, there will be men and women serving in the military far from home and away from their friends and family.  I know we haven't even hit Thanksgiving yet, this might be a good way to get in the spirit of giving!

I can't begin to imagine the sacrifice these handlers are prepared to make each day.  I'm the person that starts crying like a baby when I know an animal in a movie is about to die.  Not only do these handlers risk themselves personally, they are also responsible for their ever-loyal partners, too.  Nobody can work side by side with these dogs daily and not become firmly attached to them.

I'm hoping some of you might consider participating in donating to a care package.  I think we might run the risk of making an overseas, deployed holiday, a bit less horrible for a few K9 Handlers and their dogs.  Here's the original post:

I know there are some enormous hearts out there in blogville.  Do you think we could gather supplies for these handlers and their dogs?  The list above is a great start - anything you add to it would surely be appreciated.  I was thinking - tennis balls, rope toys - the kinds of things that wouldn't be standard military issue.  For the Handlers - digital cameras, stationary, pens, jump drives (do they have computer access?).
Medical supplies for both handlers and their dogs aren't needed as they're provided for by the military.

Most importantly, please include a little note or letter with a few kind words.  I know if I was overseas away from home, reading a letter from someone that cared enough to think of me would mean a ton.  You can send the package yourself, or you can mail it to me and I will send a group package.  If you send your package directly, please keep in mind that it takes about 2 weeks to arrive and you must have a soldier's name (in this case - Clint Reynolds, Program Manager K9 Unit APO AE 09321 - see in letter above) or your package won't make it there.  I'm aiming to send a group package around the first week of December.  If you have any questions, please e-mail me at , or you can send your package and letter to me directly at Webldr LLC, my hubby's software company that's graciously donated the temporary use of their PO box!
Webldr LLC.
Grace Foley (K9 Package)
PO Box 631508
Irving, Texas 75063

Nyxie dreaming of all her military cousins serving  abroad


  1. Oh we are in!!! What do you prefer - for us to send it on our own? I will also post this on my FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews page. What a great idea!

  2. What a great idea to spread the news! We will see what we can do with it too. Thanks.

  3. Please do whatever you're comfortable doing - I will definitely be sending out a package. Thanks for volunteering your support!!

  4. What a marvelous idea! The White Dog Army will also send a package...and we will try to get some support from our local dog friends.

    Thank you for leaving such kind words of comfort. It is a scary time right now for the White Dog Army, not knowing what is happening to my brother, and your concern is much appreciated. We could feel your support; please know it helps.

  5. GREAT IDEA! I'm in but I still have time to get it to you. I can shop for the items today and I have two digital cameras (used but still in good working order) I would be happy to donate. And dog toys that is a given because some of my dogs are over there.
    Please let me know if I am to late.Thanks

  6. It's definitely not too late! Thanks for being a part of this!!

  7. Grace, with all that has gone on with Quinn, I dropped the ball...can I send you a donation through PayPal and have you fill in what is needed? please let me know (you can private FB me or email. I DO want to help.

  8. Just want you all to know how special you are to us and how VERY grateful we are that you have chosen to share your stories and lives with us. Your friendship is treasured.

    May your Thanksgiving Day be bountifully filled with laughter, friendship, and love. Thew White Dog Army.


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