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."

JUSTIN & DITA’S DONATION DROP

Honorary MWDTSA Board Member Justin Melnick is a steadfast supporter of our nation’s military working dog teams. Join Justin & Dita in their current fundraiser!

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.

YOU ROCK!!!

Dita’s Donation Drop 2020 holiday toy drive was a huge success!!!

Individual supporters donated 801 toys. USA-K9 matched these, two-for-one. The event yielded 2,403 sturdy rubber toys, with a retail value of $36,021!

The 2020 drive enabled MWDTSA to mail 1,252 toys to MWDs at 166 U.S. military kennels around the globe for the holiday season. With the remainder, we will be able to include a USA-K9 toy in every 2021 care package for handlers deployed in global combat zones!

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 2020 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 "Stars and Stripes" rope toy.

ARTICLES

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…
This framed photo shows Homer Finley at Front Royal, Virginia with an unnamed Saint Bernard.

Remembering WWII Marine handler Homer Finley

My heart dropped when I received word recently that Homer Finley had died. As the last surviving member of the 1st Marine War Dog Platoon, he was a living link to the earliest days of our nation’s military working dog program. At the…

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