SodaPup Gears Up for Holiday Dog Toy Drive
SodaPup’s USA-K9 brand will be teaming up Justin Melnick, actor on the CBS television show “SEAL Team,” and his working dog Dita on a holiday dog toy drive for military working dogs serving at home and abroad. The Military Working Dog Team Support Association Inc. (MWDTSA), a nonprofit that was established to support U.S. military dogs and their handlers, is also a part of the initiative.
“We’ve always been impressed with Justin’s commitment to the military working dog community, and we’re eager to partner with him and Dita and MWDTSA again this year to donate toys to our nation’s military working dogs,” said Adam Baker, founder and CEO of SodaPup, a veteran-owned business based in Longmont, Colo. “For every USA-K9 dog toy purchased through MWDTSA between [now and Dec. 15], SodaPup will donate an additional two USA-K9 dog toys.
“Justin and Dita’s roles on the CBS television program ‘SEAL Team’ have elevated awareness of working dogs in the military and law enforcement, and we’re thrilled to partner with them and MWDTSA to give back to the military working dog community,” Baker added.
The USA-K9 brand was developed by SodaPup to address the specific requirements of K-9 handlers and their working dogs, which have high prey drives and powerful bite forces, company officials said. The USA-K9 brand features U.S.-made, high-strength reward toys that are used by handlers to train and reward their dogs, officials added.