Alpha Dog Nutrition is Proud To Sponsor A Custom Canine For A Veteran!
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I just got off the phone from an awesome conversation with Gloria at Custom Canines, and I couldn't be more excited.
Why? Let me tell you.
I've always been amazed at the things that our veterans sacrifice for us so we can do what we do. No matter your political stance, you simply can't argue with the fact that the men & women on the front lines lay it all on the line when called upon - and they do it for us.
But Their Battle Doesn't End When They Come Home
They've seen things that can't be unseen. Many have lost close friends - brothers and sisters that have had their back through this entire journey. And they continue to suffer from PTSD long after they come home.
This can come in the form of night terrors, stability problems, and so many more things. It can be crushing for our heroes that have given so much.
It's Time We Jumped In To Help
I've often been drawn to programs like the Wounded Warrior Foundation, Hire Heroes USA, and so many others that help our veterans adjust to life after they return home. However, one thing that always stuck with me is that I don't really know where my aid is going.
Maybe it's selfish on my part, or maybe it can be considered micromanaging our efforts, but I like to know exactly how we're helping our veterans so I know our efforts aren't wasted. That's really why I was so drawn to Custom Canines - we know exactly what we're paying for and also exactly who we're giving it to...
Alpha is a black lab pup that we've sponsored to become a service dog for one of our veterans that have given so much. He's going to be trained over the course of the next 2-3 years to be the companion that a veteran needs to cope with their PTSD.
Our primary goal is obviously to get any help to this veteran, but as hunters we also understand the therapeutic effects that spending time in the duck blind or pheasant field can have for someone. We're going to do our best to also make sure that Alpha is a knockout hunting dog for whoever ends up owning him so they can enjoy the same experiences.
Alpha's journey is going to be a long one, and it's certainly not going to be cheap. He's going to need to be trained to be able to support his owner if they have balance issues, wake them up if they're having night terrors, and countless other things that they will be exposed to. The bill for these dogs commonly runs over $30,000 by the time they are fully trained, and that's just for a "basic" service dog.
As I mentioned earlier, I've never been one to cut a check (or ask anyone else to) and simply forget about it. I like to be able to see what my investment turns into, and we want to share the same experiences with you since you'll be investing in Alpha & his owner with every purchase you make from Alpha Dog Nutrition.
We'll be filming Alpha's journey as he grows from a pup to a loyal companion, friend, family member, and service dog for his new owner. We're looking forward to documenting this so we can show exactly what it takes to get dogs to the point that they need to be to truly help these soldiers return home.
Support Your Dog While Supporting Alpha! We've made a huge financial commitment to train Alpha on our dime, but we need your help to do it! With each purchase you make from Alpha Dog Nutrition, we'll put a little bit extra away for training costs for our buddy Alpha here. With enough support, we can give one of our American heroes both a hunting buddy & service dog that they have truly earned!