Petco Foundation Invests in MWDTSA's Mission to Support Military Working Dog Teams

Investment of $5,000 will help fund supplies for military K9s deployed in global combat zones
Petco Foundation's annual Helping Heroes campaign made the MWDTSA grant possible
Petco Foundation's annual Helping Heroes campaign made the MWDTSA grant possible
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Jan. 14, 2020 - PRLog -- Military Working Dog Team Support Association, Inc. (MWDTSA) announced it has been awarded a $5,000 grant investment from the Petco Foundation to support its care package program. Each quarter, MWDTSA sends care packages to military working dogs and their handlers while they are deployed in global combat zones.

The Petco Foundation investment will help to purchase items that can be hard to find in a combat environment. MWDTSA provides thermometers, paw protection, grooming products, collapsible water bowls, and other supplies for MWD teams serving in remote areas and often in harsh climates. Since its founding in 2006, MWDTSA has sent over a million dollars of care packages to deployed MWD teams.

"These care packages are the only piece of mail that some MWD teams will receive during a combat deployment. This grant from the Petco Foundation is an integral part of our quarterly care package program, and we are grateful for the steadfast generosity of the Petco Foundation and their supporters," said Nikki Rohrig, MWDTSA's President.

Investments are made possible through the Petco Foundation's annual Helping Heroes campaign, which takes place each October in Petco locations nationwide to support the life-changing work of service, therapy and working animals.

For more information about MWDTSA, visit For more on the Petco Foundation, visit and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #HelpingHeroes.


About Military Working Dog Team Support Association, Inc.

A national, all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit, MWDTSA is dedicated to supporting Military Working Dog teams in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.

Each team consists of a dog and a handler, and their mission is force protection—explosives detection, tracking, patrolling, specialized search, and drug detection. They put their own lives at risk to save the lives of other soldiers and civilians every day. To learn more about how you can help MWDTSA support both ends of the leash, contact or visit

About the Petco Foundation

At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we've invested more than $260 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we've helped more than 6 million pets find their new loving families, and we're just getting started. Visit to learn more about how you can get involved.

Nikki Rohrig, President

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