Paws of Honor Application

Dear Future Applicants,

I hope this message finds you well. My name is Ryan Hennig, Director of Operations and a member of the Board of Directors for Paws of Honor. I am writing to you regarding an important matter that concerns our retired K9 applications.

For years, Paws of Honor has had the pleasure of making a significant difference in the lives of our retired K9 partners, thanks to the members, constituents and contributions made by people like you. Over time, we have marveled at the commitment and love that our community has shown towards our mission, which is to serve retired K9 heroes who have selflessly served us.

Today, due to factors beyond our control, mainly limited funds and a decrease in contributions, we have decided to temporarily suspend the acceptance of new K9 applications. This suspension will take effect on January 1, 2024, and will last for three months.

The purpose of this suspension is not to halt our essential service. It is an opportunity for us to examine our current model, reevaluate, and ensure that we are still providing high-quality support in the most effective and efficient way possible. It will also allow us a chance to replenish our resources and secure additional funding.

At the end of this three-month period, we will reassess our situation. It is possible that the suspension may extend for another three months, however, our aim is to resume the acceptance of new applications as soon as our resources allow.

We only ask for your understanding and patience during this challenging period. We are aware of the impact this decision may have, especially for those who were planning to apply. We urge you to check our website frequently for updates.

Our only exception in accepting applications during this three-month pause will be if you have a sponsor for your K9 for one year, which is a total of $2,500. If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to explore this option, you are encouraged to contact our office. Our team is ready and eager to facilitate the donation and application process, ensuring a seamless experience for your sponsor and providing a meaningful impact on the life of your retired K9.

In closing, we would like to express our sincerest gratitude for your continued support and dedication towards Paws of Honor and our K9 heroes. You’re understanding and support during this challenging time means the world to us and the K9 community we serve.

Thank you once again for your cooperation and understanding during these tough times.

Warm Regards,

Ryan Hennig
Director of Operations
Paws of Honor Military K9 Retirement Rescue Program for dogs

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Thank you for your interest in applying to Paws of Honor. We require you have a sponsor for your K9 for at least one year, which is a total of $2,500 to apply at this time. Fill out our Application Updates form on this page to receive updates on our application process. 

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