Service Dogs For Patriots

Service Dogs For Patriots

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Soldiers wearing ruck sacks walking their dogs.

postponed til fall 2020: 4th Annual Pup Ruck 5K Run/Walk

Presented by Institute of Veterinary Specialists in Fall 2020 at Depot Park

This family-friendly event helps raise funds for Service Dogs for Patriots, the only service dog training organization in North Central Florida that pairs a rescued dog with a veteran battling PTSD and trains them together as a team from start to finish, resulting in a fully trained PTSD service dog.
 

Join us in Fall 2020 in Depot Park for the 4th Annual Pup Ruck 5K Run/Walk Presented by Institute of Veterinary Specialists!

 

Win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place prizes for adults! (Self-timed, no official timing available)

Win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place prizes for your dog!  

Win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place prizes for your kid!  Prizes sponsored by Reliable Painting!


Online entries cost the same as race day entries.  The first 100 online entries receive a free Pup Ruck t-shirt!  Order before March 13th to get the size you want!   Sizes are limited to adult large, extra-large, and 2XL.

  

If shirts are still available on race day, they're given out on a first come, first served basis.  All shirts are a 50/50 blend.

    

For an additional $5, customize your Pup Ruck t-shirt in honor of a loved one!  Examples:  Racing to Honor SSG Smith; Racing to Honor My Dad; Racing to Honor Lassie.  Include this information on your Eventbrite registration (available only til March 13th). 

 

A one-mile fun walk is available for the couch potatoes, both human and canine.  

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Thank you for helping raise $470 at santa photos!

Santa Photos with Santa Bob

Thank you to everyone who brought their pets to see Santa Bob!  We enjoyed meeting your cats, dogs, kittens in onesies, chickens with tutus, goats with light up "antlers",  bunnies, guinea pigs, and little ponies!   

All proceeds help us continue our mission of pairing a veteran battling PTSD with a former shelter dog and training them together as  a team from start to finish, resulting in a fully trained PTSD service dog uniquely qualified to assist its veteran.  

Thank you!

Thank you to West End Animal Hospital for once again donating space for this family friendly holiday event!  Thank you Santa Bob and Mrs. Claus Joy for donating their time to help us continue our mission!  


West End Animal Hospital is located at 15318 West Newberry Road  Newberry, FL  32669

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Thank you for helping raise nearly $8,000 for our mission!

Friday, November 8th from 6pm-9pm at Moser Ranch

 

Free Food!  Free Beer!  Lots of Fun!

Jeff Moser, owner of Southern Style Plastering, and Patti Moser, owner of Horizon Realty in Alachua, invite you to their home to enjoy an evening of  fun!  Join us to show your support of veterans and service dogs at the 2nd Annual Horseshoe Mixer and Tournament Presented by the ProTeam at Keller Williams Realty!


Join the fun on Friday, November 8th from 6-9PM at beautiful Moser Ranch in Alachua!  Moser Ranch is located at 11904 NW 234th Street, Alachua, FL  32615.

Enjoy free food from Cowboyz Bar-B-Q!   Complimentary non-alcoholic drinks are provided.

Madrina's is pouring craft cocktails for guests, and is providing delicious Patriot Punch for the event!  *Please note, Patriot Punch has a kick.*


Drew Copeland and Ken Block of SISTER HAZEL will be performing along with local recording artist Josh Taylor!


Stop by the chance drawing tables and enter to win a guitar signed by Sister Hazel, a wheelbarrow full of beer, designer purses, and more!  Your Eventbrite ticket includes 

one free chance drawing ticket AND one free drink ticket!   


Try your hand at throwing horseshoes at the tournament following dinner. Meet military heroes and their service dogs.  Chat with service dog trainers from Service Dogs for Patriots, and learn more about cooperative training and its role in PTSD therapy.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Ken Block and Drew  Copeland of Sister Hazel entertained the crowd along with Josh Taylor!  We all had a great time for a great cause!


Thank you to the Pro Team at Keller Williams, Southern Style Plastering, Horizon Realty of Alachua, Archer Automotive, Reliable Painting, Burkhardt, Madrina's, Big Daddy Guns, CertaPro Painters, Gator Gypsum, Ference Insurance, Lawn Enforcement, Southern Escapes, Sound Ideas, Gator Paint and Decorating, Pepsi, RPM Auto, and Mike Scott Plumbing for your sponsorship!!  We couldn't do it without your support!!  

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3rd Annual Pup Ruck 5K Run/Walk

Sunday, April 28th at Depot Park in Gainesville, FL

 

You helped raise over $2,000 for shelter dogs learning to become service dogs!!  THANK YOU!! 


This family-friendly event helps raise funds for Service Dogs for Patriots, the only service dog training organization in North Central Florida that pairs a rescued dog with a veteran battling PTSD and trains them together as a team from start to finish, resulting in a fully trained PTSD service dog.

Thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered, and sponsored the 3rd Annual Pup Ruck!

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Veteran Nation Real Estate Professionals!  

Thank you to Earthwise Pets of Gainesville for donating all the goodie bag contents!  

Thank you to Bass Pro Shops for donating all the prize baskets for people and dogs!  

Thank you to all our sponsors:  Institute of Veterinary Specialists, SunLink Solar Energy, Citizens State Bank, Gainesville Wellness and Performance, Kerry Ward at Darr Shackow Insurance, Lloyd Clarke Sports, and MidTown Jewelry and Loans.