KANSAS CITY, MO –Veterans’ Day marks a day our nation honors its military servicemen and women. This year, it’s also a day that Three Dog Bakery and FISH (Friends in Service to Heroes) will present a service dog to an Army hero, Private First Class Wes Helton. He will receive Dazie, a Double Doodle, trained to help with Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), at the Three Dog Bakery – BluHawk (7951 W. 160th Street, Suite 520, Overland Park, Kansas), at 11:00 a.m. on Veterans’ Day, Saturday, November 11th.
Since Veterans’ Day, 2014, Three Dog Bakery Corporate, Three Dog Bakery franchisees, and man’s best friend have done their part by raising over $19,000 to help FISH purchase service dogs to aid veterans in their daily lives and help with the placement of two service dogs with veterans. Three Dog Bakery donates an amount equal to 15 percent of the total product sales on Veterans’ Day, through its bakeries, retail outlets, and online toFISH.Also, Three Dog Bakery contributes a year’s supply of its Bake To Nature dog food and treats to the recipients of its service dog initiative.
FISH, a non-profit organization, focuses on helping veterans of every age and their families maintain their freedom and improve their quality of life. With the donations from the Three Dog Bakery Veterans’ Day promotion, FISH purchases service dogs to distribute to veterans in need. “Service and companion dogs have become a life-changing necessity for many returning veterans, but are cost prohibitive for most,” says FISH Founder Paul Chapa.
Three Dog Bakery,Chairman Aziz Giga, says the health and well-being of our returning servicemen and women is a subject that is close to his heart. “We are always humbled by the sacrifices our service men and women make on behalf of American freedom, and we recognize the struggles they have returning home,” Giga says. “It’s important for those of us who have benefitted from their sacrifices to do what we can to help. For many, there is no greater need than simple, daily assistance – the kind that can often be provided with a service dog.”
With 50 million dog owners in the U.S., Three Dog Bakery believes providing financial support for service dogs is an affirmation of the many benefits offered by living in the United States of America. It’s a tribute to its loyal customers and their many four-legged friends who press their noses up against the bakery glass or who enjoy Three Dog Bakery’s made in the USA treats at home.
About Three Dog Bakery, LLC
Founded in 1989, Three Dog Bakery is America’s original bakery for dogs. Headquartered in Kansas City, the company provides all-natural, oven-baked treats, pastries, and food for dogs in nearly 50 retail bakery franchises across the U.S., Canada, and Hong Kong, as well as in many national independent pet and mass retailers. Three Dog Bakery’s expanding franchise segment is creating opportunities for business owners around the globe. For more information about Three Dog Bakery, visit www.ThreeDog.com. For more about becoming a Three Dog Bakery franchisee, contact Jodi Jacobi at 816-994-0731 or visit www.ThreeDogFranchise.com.