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 graphic shows the Q4-2020 Amazon Wish List items--two different types of dog shampoo, as well as tan canvas gear pouches with American flag patches.

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.

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.

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.


The 2020 “Dita Donation Drop” holiday toy drive!!!

Justin Melnick and his dog Dita, stars in the TV show SEAL Team, will be hosting an online toy drive to benefit MWDTSA! Stay tuned for dates and details.

Last year during this drive, individual supporters donated 900 toys with a total value of $12,600. USA-K9 matched these, two-for-one, for a total of 2,700 sturdy rubber toys!

Of these, we mailed more than 1,400 to MWDs at 138 U.S. military kennels around the globe for the 2019 holiday season. With the remainder, we’ve been able to include a USA-K9 toy in every 2020 care package for handlers deployed in global combat zones!

MWDTSA is excited that Justin and USA-K9 have offered to help again this year! THANK YOU for your generous support of our MWD community!

Portrait photo courtesy of CBS Seal Team actor Justin Melnick. Inset photo by USA-K9 shows the specific toy we’ll be collecting in the 2020 donation 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.


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…
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 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 2020

On this Memorial Day Weekend 2020, 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…