Thanks to all our generous supporters the Bark Business Tour has been extremely successful thus far!
A special thanks to our special guests and patriotic dog lovers; Chairman of Ingram Industries and Nashville’s Entrepreneur Center John Ingram, Honorable Mayor Karl F. Dean, country singer T.G. Sheppard, and CMT personality Alecia Evans. NBC’s Chicago Fire cast-members; Taylor Kinney, Joe Minoso and (former U.S. Marine) David Eigenberg, Dennis Leary and USA Network’s new comedy, SIRENS cast-members; Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels, Kevin Bigley, and Jessica McNamee. Political Guru John Mclaughlin and Fox News Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry. NBC’s Law and Order SVU’s Danny Pino, Showtime’s Homeland’s Amy, Glee’s Jane Lynch, Raising Hope star Garret Dillahunt, Hallmark’s Home & Family; Mark Steines, KTLA’s Courtney Friel and Sirius Radio’s Frank Decaro. Alpha Dog Head Coach of the New Orleans Saints, Sean Payton, former NFL Saints Veteran Jeff Charleston!!!
Thank you to the all the generous supporters and doners from all over the country! We are grateful for all your help in making this tour so successful thus far! 1 in 5 veterans are diagnosed and suffer from PTSD: Almost 31 percent of Vietnam veterans, As many as 10 percent of Gulf War (Desert Storm) veterans, 11 percent of veterans of the war in Afghanistan and 20 percent of Iraqi war veterans, so we still need your help! Anything and everything you do will make a difference!
Let's Roll Over And Continue to Get Down To Business Helping Veterans With PTSD & Rescued Service Dog
Every 65 Minutes a Veteran returning from service affected with PTSD commits suicide.
The Department of Veterans Affairs states that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects nearly 30% all soldiers and 184 new cases are diagnosed daily. This is an alarming statistic, but studies prove dogs are very therapeutic, healing, and warriors with PTSD and military-related stresses and injuries greatly benefit.
K9s For Warriors rescues dogs from shelters prior to being euthanized and trains them to be service dogs for veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. K9s For Warriors is 100% proven, transparent and successful! 94% of every dollar donated to K9s For Warriors goes directly to the Veteran & service dogs. Only 6% is used on fundraising and overhead. Shari Duval, the Founder and Executive Director of K9s For Warriors doesn’t take a salary.
K9′s For Warriors’ success is a triumph for the organization and Veterans. Duval commented, “The warriors arrive here broken on two legs and leave here recovered on six. They are able to do things that weren’t possible before they received their service dog.” She added, “These dogs provide more medical improvement for the warriors than all the drugs they have been prescribed.”
Despite the VA agreeing with the therapeutic potential of service dogs for PTSD sufferers, the dogs aren’t covered by any insurance plan. Fortunately, there are nonprofit organizations dedicated to providing canine service dogs to Veterans, such as K9s For Warriors!
Animal Fair Media’s bestselling author, pet lifestyle expert, and animal advocate, Wendy Diamond learned that every hour a Veteran commits suicide and launched an initiative to pair Veterans with service dogs. Wendy Diamond volunteered to bring awareness about our warriors in serious need and raise much needed donations for our Veterans with PTSD, disabilities, and brain traumatic injury.
Wendy Diamond has dedicated her new book, How To Train Your Boss to Roll Over, to all the veterans who work tirelessly defending our country. The book is an entertaining and instructional manual threaded with Wendy’s trademark levity and wit that reinterprets successful dog-training strategies for the workplace. In lieu of book parties to announce the launch of her new book she decided to create the Bark Business Tour to raise funds for and celebrate the hardest working, bravest pioneering people in America – our Veterans
We are on a mission and won’t roll over until at least $250,000 is raised by Veteran’s Day and donated to K9s For Warriors. Wendy Diamond & Animal Fair will keep digging until enough funds are raised to fund Twenty Five (25) Veterans with PTSD/Service Dog Teams.
SAVE A VETERAN – SAVE A DOG!
Our fundraiser is 100% transparent, 94 cents of every dollar will help a Veteran with PTSD receive a service dog from K9s For Warriors. Each benefactor will personally get a chance to follow each Veteran and service dog saved through social media. We hope you can donate $10, $50, $100, $500, $1,000 or sponsor a Veteran/Service Dog Team for $10,000 - any amount you can afford to help this foundation!
As a supporter of K9s for Warriors and the Bark Business , you will be granted the invaluable gift of saving a Veteran and a dog in your city. We hope you accept this invitation to get involved with this inspirational event and join us in this worthy endeavor by supporting an event that is vital for us all.
Guests at the Bark Business tour can buy tickets but also can create their own personal fundraiser to inspire friends, family and coworkers to support a Veteran and service dog. Proceeds raised from each individual city will directly benefit the warrior from that location – giving donors the power to decide exactly where their money goes and ability to support Veterans in their local community!
Wendy Diamond founded Animal Fair Media in 1999, and it grew to become a universal business model for merging the celebrity and pop culture to the animal rescue/welfare world. Diamond’s passion for helping animals through business has helped lessen the number of animals euthanized annually in the U.S. from 12 million in 1999; now down to 4 million.
Wendy Diamond dedicated her new book, How To Train Your Boss to Roll Over, to all the Veterans that have worked tirelessly and selflessly defending democracy and our nation. The book is an entertaining and instructional manual threaded with Wendy’s trademark levity and wit that reinterprets successful dog-training strategies for the workplace. On the tour, Wendy will encourage small and large business owners, coworkers, pet parents and patriots to engage in social good and make a difference by supporting our Veterans and service dogs via K9s For Warriors.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, the tour will 100% benefit K9s For Warriors. Ellen DeGeneres’ pet food company, Halo, Purely for Pets knows that natural nutrition is imperative for service dogs (and all dogs) because it ensures a long, happy life with their parents are on board with supporting the K9s For Warriors Bark Breakfast Benefit Tour! American Express Open has partnered with us to empower and support Veteran small business owners. The Loews and Omni pet-friendly hotels are graciously providing the space for the Bark Business Breakfast, so we can gather, raise money, and get the bark out about K9s For Warriors!
Help us rally awareness for this wonderful event and cause! Click on BUY TICKETS to support this endeavor and attend the Bark Business Tour! If you cannot attend the Bark Business event, you can still help our heroes! Click on DONATE to make a difference today for those who fought selflessly for us! It's our turn to fight for them!
BARK ABOUT IT – DONATE – VOLUNTEER – SHARE - GATHER YOUR TROOPS – TELL FRIENDS, CO- WORKERS & FAMILY! CREATE A FUNDRAISER!