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Playful fundraisers at Doylestown pet resort benefit United States War Dogs Association


Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center and Doylestown Veterinary Hospital & Holistic Pet Care donated a total of $2,000 to the United States War Dogs Association (USWDA).
The money was raised through donations from clients of the resort and veterinary hospital whose pets participated in special events held at the resort over the summer.
The nonprofit organization, headquartered in Burlington, N.J., supports active and retired U.S. military working dogs and handlers across the country. The donation supports the USWDA and its Rx Program, which provides free prescriptions for enrolled retired military and working dogs. The retired dogs are frequently adopted by a former handler or a military family. Often the dogs require expensive care and medications, so the program offers a true benefit and savings to adoptive families.

Several fundraising events include Pup-A-Palooza, an annual favorite. The theme was Christmas-In-July with a focus on fun at the ballpark with Santa. For a donation of their choice, dog daycare clients received an official photo of their dog with Santa.
The Doggie Ice Cream Social, held on Sept. 9, was the final summer fundraising event. The ice cream truck arrived to scoop homemade frozen treats for the dogs. Flavors included cookies and cream, featuring crushed chocolate carob cookies in whipped banana, and blueberry froyo made with plain yogurt and frozen blueberries.