Press Release: Three Dog Bakery
three dog bakery today announced the results of its 2022 one-day Veterans Day fundraiser in support of Friends in Service of Heroes (FISH): $25,641, which will be used to provide veterans in need with a service dog to improve their quality of life. This amount exceeds last year’s donation of $16,428.
December 1In a joyful and moving ceremony at Three Dog Bakery’s Country Club Plaza location in Kansas City, the check was presented to FISH President Paul Chapa. At the same ceremony, former Marine and retired Army 1st Class Sergeant Mark Miller received the Gary Lee service dog, named for police officers and Army veterans who died in the line of duty. Donations like these make a world of difference in the lives of our nation’s heroes who risked their lives for our freedom. “These service dogs, for many of our veterans, are the best medicine they can have. After only a few weeks, we are hearing stories about sleeping through the night and reducing anxiety. They are life changers and life savers,” said Paul Chapa, founder and president of FISH.
Three Dog Bakery began its Veterans Day fundraiser in 2014, donating 15 percent of Three Dog Bakery product sales to FISH annually. Since 2014, the company has donated more than $100,000 to FISH “This wonderful organization has gone above and beyond to improve the lives of veterans by providing them with service dogs. These dogs are trained for physical disabilities, PTSD, emotional support, and more. Three Dog Bakery is proud to support FISH and give back to the veterans who have risked everything for our country,” said Joe Dent, Three Dog Bakery president, franchise and corporate bakery.
Three Dog Bakery’s Veterans Day fundraiser is one of several philanthropic efforts the company conducts annually. Others include Adopt Love, Food Drive for Rescues, and DOGust.
Three Dog Bakery opened its doors in Kansas City, Missouri in 1989 as America’s Original Bakery for Dogs, born out of love and a desire to bring wholesome, drool-worthy treats to all dogs. Today, based in Kansas City, the pastry chefs at Three Dog Bakery continue to make the lines wag with their premium treats made with simple, real ingredients slow-baked to preserve an irresistible aroma and flavor. Three Dog Bakery’s dog treats and cakes are available at 49 bakeries; in the treat aisles of pet stores, supermarkets, and mass retailers in the United States, Canada, and Hong Kong; and through select online retailers.