A Shoe Your Dog is Allowed to Chew - And Helps Veterans Too!

The DogTags Chewy Shoe dog toy is fun for your dog and helps raise money for service dogs.

Online store FetchDog has teamed up with military footwear maker Vibram to create the DogTags Chewy Shoe, a toy that is irresistible to dogs and helps raise funds for service dogs that help our veterans. My neighbor’s dog Rosie was instantly interested in the red, white and blue Vibram sole laced with a rope pull. It’s built tough with non-toxic rubber.

For every $16 toy sold, Vibram and Fetchdog will contribute $1 to Puppies Behind Bars’ Dog Tags, an organization that trains prison inmates to train service dogs. They hope to raise enough money from the product for 20 new service dogs. The Dog Tags program, established in 2006, specifically targets service members who need to get around, take medication or feel more secure. If you aid in their effort by buying the toy, you’ll be in good company: Glenn Close supports the group. It’s a great cause, since many of our veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan could use the help of a service dog to cope with physical and mental war injuries.

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