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Telephone: (703) 403-8281
February Brings Furbulous News!
Greetings!

We have been working hard behind the scenes and are excited to share with you all of the great news and events we have in store! From honoring President’s Day and K9 Veterans to being featured on Fox 5 DC news, we continue to strive to support the retired K9 Heroes in our Veterinary Care Program. All of the work we do and the impact this program makes for these K9’s and their families is only possible through the steadfast dedication and generosity of supporters like you!

What's New
Aquatic Paws: How Hydrotherapy Is Making A Significant Impact On
Retired Working K9s
By: Heidi Bottom | February 18, 2021
Paws of Honor has teamed up with Aquatic Paws (located in Falls Church, Virginia) to provide rehabilitation therapy for retired working K9s in our Veterinary Care Program through the use of hydrotherapy. This invaluable opportunity was made possible by an incredibly generous donation from the Nichols family to help these retired K9 heroes have access to the absolute best care possible. To continue reading this article, please click the link below.

A Tribute to Presidents' Day
Did you know the White House only began using canines for protection and detection in 1976? Up until WWII, many of our former presidents believed the White House was the Peoples House and therefore often invited the public in. However, public access was ended during WWII due to heightened security measures which included barriers and fences. In 1976, Secret Service added canines as an additional layer of security to protect the President, patrol the grounds and detect explosives. Today, canine heroes from multiple departments and the military continue these duties with unwavering loyalty and devotion. 

Featured here is retired K9 Nitro who served 9 years with the Secret Service! Paws of Honor is proud to provide K9 Nitro, and all of the K9 Heroes in our program, the veterinary care and comfort they deserve. To learn more about our K9 Heroes, please click here:

K9 Veteran's Day - Honoring U.S. Military Working Dogs!
National K9 Veteran’s Day is coming up on March 13th and Paws of Honor has something special planned and would like you to join us!  This annual tribute honors and remembers the service and sacrifices of America’s Military Working Dogs, as well as the numerous canines that heroically serve with law enforcement, border patrol and other agencies.
In honor of these incredible K9 Heroes, Paws of Honor is excited to announce a very special virtual event in collaboration with two of our amazing supporters, Georgie and Tyler Harner! On March 5th through March 7th this husband and wife team will be participating in the David Goggins 4x4x48 Challenge © and they have chosen Paws of Honor as the charity they want to support by raising funds and awareness for our K9 Heroes! Georgie is a substitute school teacher and stay-at-home mom and Tyler is a firefighter, so we also want to take this opportunity to recognize all the first responders and teachers out there every day working hard and bravely enduring the affects during this pandemic.
 **Donations of $35 or more will be eligible to receive a free Paws of Honor First Responder T-Shirt, while supplies last**

National Read Across America Day
National Read Across America is March 2nd so be sure to get your copy of How I Became A Hero: K9 Chessie! To find out more about K9 Chessie’s courageous and heartwarming story and to order, please visit:

Fox 5 DC News Interview
Paws of Honor was delighted to be featured in a segment on Fox 5 DC recently! To see the full interview with Gwen Tolbart from Fox 5 DC, our very own Bob Youngblood and a few of our K9 Heroes please see the link below!

Paws of Honor Charity Partnership with Ono Brewing Company
Ono Brewing Company located in Chantilly, VA has so graciously and generously offered to do a charity partnership with Paws of Honor. Beginning April 1st and running through the end of June, when you purchase Ono's Hellyes lager (cans, growlers and in-house drafts), a portion of the proceeds from the sales will go towards the retired K9 Heroes in the Paws of Honor Veterinary Care Program. So be sure to stop by Ono Brewing during this event period grab some beer and help support some very deserving K9 Heroes!

Bundle Up For Winter Sale!
4 for $40
4 for $40 Bundle includes:
1 - Paws of Honor Grunt Style T-Shirt
1 - Paws of Honor Pint Glass (16 oz)
1 - 2021 Paws of Honor Calendar
1 - 2* Blue Line Decal

*Shipping not included

Mornings Without Good
Coffee Are Ruff!
Grab yourself some doggone good coffee from The Working Dog Coffee Company and help retired K9 heroes with the veterinary care and comfort they deserve!

Proceeds from bags of HERO coffee go to helping retired K9s in the Paws of Honor program. For more information or to order, please visit:

The 3rd Annual Paws of Honor
Charity Golf Tournament!
Mark your calendars and reserve your spot for the 3rd Annual Paws of Honor Golf Tournament on Friday, May 21, 2021 benefiting retired K9 Heroes in our Veterinary Care Program! Join us for a great day of golf at the beautiful Westfields Golf Club. A reception with cocktail hour, lunch and awards will follow. Register before May 1st to get in on Early Bird Registration Fees. Non-golf guests welcome as well!

For more information and to register, please click here: Registration

Interested in becoming a Sponsor? Click here: Sponsors
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Did you know that you can generate donations while shopping for your valentine, at no extra cost? Simply start your shopping by clicking the link below to confirm "Paws Of Honor Inc" as your charity of choice, and AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your eligible purchase price to our organization.

Paws of Honor K-9s
MEET OUR NEWEST K9 HEROES!

Please help us welcome these retired K9s to the Paws of Honor Veterinary
Care Program! These K9 heroes have served with loyalty and unrelenting determination. It's imperative they receive the proper veterinary care and comfort they deserve. This is why your support is so vital. Your donations make
it possible for these K9s to have a happy, healthy and comfortable retirement!
K9 Belle
served a single purpose K9, specializing in explosive detection for the federal government.
K9 Buster
served as a dual purpose K9, specializing in narcotic detection and patrol for the Fairfax County Police.
K9 Dag1 "Dag"
served a single purpose K9, specializing in explosive detection for the U.S. Capitol Police.
Paying Tribute - A Final Salute
Please join us as we take a moment
to pay final tribute to the brave K9 heroes
who have recently crossed over
The Rainbow Bridge.
You can now make a special donation "In Memory Of " or "In Honor Of"
 a beloved person or pet here.
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2021
We have a great line up of upcoming events throughout the year and hope you can join us in making 2021 a successful year for our K9 heroes! We have a few save the dates, exciting new campaigns, and a fresh new look to our website coming soon. We also have a SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT coming up ~ so stay tuned!
Save the Date: May
The Annual Paws of Honor Charity Golf Tournament!
Save the Date: October Top Golf Charity Event! Last year, Stitely & Karstetter CPA’s helped
to raise over $11,000
for our K9s!
Save the Date:
March 2022
We will be launching our 1st Virtual 5k Run/Walk Challenge!
SECOND CHILDREN’S BOOK RELEASE COMING FALL 2021!
We are excited to announce that the 2nd book in the How I Became A Hero series: Dutchess Goes to Detection School will be released in time for the 2021 holidays!
Our Affiliate Partners
Our affiliate partners are the heart and soul of Paws of Honor. They are the doctors and nurses who provide their time and care for our retired K9 heroes.

We're working to build a network of veterinarians and hospitals across the nation to care for our program members. If you have a clinic in your area that you feel may be a good fit for our program, Please, let us know.
Old Dominion Animal Health Center
located in McLean, VA
Absecon Veterinary Hospital
located in Absecon, NJ
Animal Hospital of Old Saybrook
located in Old Saybrook, CT
Hudson Veterinary Hospital
located in Hudson, OH
Aquatic Paws
located in Falls Church, Virginia
VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center
located in Fairfax, VA
Thank You to our Sponsors
1350 Beverly Road
Suite 115-333
McLean, VA22101
Phone: (703) 403-8281