This photo shows a military working dog springing to action. The words beside the image say, "MWDTSA, Military Working Dog Team Support Association, Supporting both ends of the leash since 2006."

Share some holiday cheer! Pepper’s Donation Drop 2022 is live!

CBS SEAL Team actor Justin Melnick, his sidekick Pepper, and Colorado-based dog toy manufacturer USA-K9 by SodaPup are teaming with MWDTSA to shower U.S. MWDs with holiday love. Find out how you can take part!

CURRENT CARE PACKAGE NEEDS

Each quarter, MWDTSA mails approximately 200 care packages to military working dog teams deployed in global combat zones.
You can help us fill these boxes through the programs below or by becoming a Sponsor.

This image shows the MWDTSA logo, the amazon wishlist logo and the three products we're currently collecting through the wishlist: A Chuck-It brand dog toy ball with a throwing strap, and two different flavors of Yumbutter Almond Butter in individual serving size packages.
AMAZON WISH LIST

We maintain an Amazon Wish List with items we’ll be sending to military working dog teams in the upcoming quarter. You can help by bookmarking this link and visiting often. Every item you donate helps support our care package program.

This photo pictures a military working dog laying next to a bag of Pale Horse "First Bite" coffee.
PALE HORSE COFFEE DRIVE

Purchase this 12-ounce bag of “First Bite” coffee, and Pale Horse ships it directly to MWDTSA for inclusion in an upcoming care package. Or, you can buy “First Bite” for yourself, and Pale Horse will donate a portion of the proceeds to MWDTSA.  Win-win.

This photo shows two pairs of the handsome MMinto socks. MMinto's profile appears in a repeating pattern in black thread on the socks. This image shows the two available colors: olive and grey. This fundraiser will support U.S. military working dog s.
SOLEDIER SOCK PROGRAM

When you buy these handsome “MMinto” socks for yourself or a dog-loving friend, the manufacturer supplies a pair of its “Thomas” socks for MWDTSA’s quarterly care packages.

A HEARTFELT THANK YOU!

Dita’s Donation Drop 2021 holiday toy drive was a huge success!!!

This year, individual supporters donated 718 toys. USA-K9 matched these, two-for-one. The event yielded 2,154 sturdy rubber toys, with a retail value of $34,464!

This 2021 drive enabled MWDTSA to ship gifts to 135 U.S. military kennels around the globe for the holiday season. The remainder will go in 2022 care packages and to base visits.

MWDTSA is excited that Justin and USA-K9 offered to help again this year! THANK YOU for your generous support of the military working dog community!

Portrait photo courtesy of CBS Seal Team actor Justin Melnick. Inset photo by USA-K9 shows the specific toy we collected during the 2021 drive.

This image shows Justin and Dita from the TV show SEAL Team walking. On the right is an inset showing the USA-K9 rubber "Sugar Skull" rope toy.

ARTICLES

This is a 2019 photo of Military Working Dogs National Monument at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. A bronze sculpture of a handler stands with his gun ready. Arrayed before him are bronze sculptures of four military working dogs representing the four main breeds used by the military. MWDTSA provided a memorial wreath, displayed on the monument. MWDTSA is providing a wreath for Memorial Day 2020, as well.

Memorial Day 2022

On this Memorial Day Weekend 2022, the Military Working Dog Team Support Association is grateful to all U.S. military working dog handlers and K9s, past and present, who work tirelessly to protect our troops and our freedom. These teams…
To emphasize the need to prevent dog heat stroke, this graphic demonstrates how quickly a car heats up inside at various outside temperatures.

Prevent dog heatstroke

Military working dog handlers will tell you their greatest K9 first aid priority is to prevent dog heatstroke. On this first day of summer, MWDTSA is honored to share the following safety information from Colorado State University's…
This image shows the cover of No Ordinary Dog by retired Navy SEAL Will Chesney and co-author Joe Layden.

Retired Navy Seal Will Chesney honors MWD Cairo and candidly discusses PTSD

Will Chesney, an "ordinary" high school student living in a Southeast Texas trailer park, had a big dream—to become a Navy SEAL. In a gripping autobiography, No Ordinary Dog, he chronicles his journey from enlistment through SEAL training…

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