mardi paws presents..
Mutts & Moonshine
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Mutts & Moonshine Benefit… A PAWSitively Howling Good Time!
DINE + DRINK = Raise Money for TADSAW, Train a Dog, Save a Warrior
What better way to celebrate Memorial Day than to make a difference in the lives of veterans and rescue dogs!

The Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws Parade is sponsoring (9) nine service dog/veteran teams for TADSAW, Train a Dog, Save a Warrior including the 1000th team, a historic milestone in the service dog world, which was just announced!

TSD1000 - Gary & Kasi trained by Kathy in Missouri

The Mutts & Moonshine benefit features TWO LOCATIONS over TWO DAYS!

Mutts and Moonshine New Orleans is slated for Wednesday May 15 at the Wrong Iron Mid-city, 4PM TILL and hosted by longtime Mardi Paws emcee, morning anchor Randi Rousseau of WDSU TV6 along with Ryan Naquin and Fox 8's Rob Krieger.

Mutts and Moonshine Covington will be held on Thursday May 16 at The Blind Tiger Covington, 4PM TILL and hosted by award-winning Actress Kerry Cahill of the Oscar nominated film Mudbound and The Walking Dead.

Mardi Paws Captain, Denise Gutnisky, says “We are very thankful for the generosity of our restaurant partners. We want to encourage people to come check out the dog-friendly areas of both establishments and dine with us to help veterans and rescue dogs.”

TADSAW Program Director Bart Sherwood will be on hand to answer questions and provide information to veterans interested in obtaining a service dog through their program. The Train a Dog Save a Warrior (TADSAW) program serves the veteran, the family and the community, by providing the warrior with a K-9 rescue ‘Battle Buddy’ and the training and tools needed to become an accredited TADSAW Warrior/Service Dog Team. This extensive and costly training is at no charge to the warrior and his dog, with training lasting 20-25 weeks, and is based upon AKC Canine Good Citizenship training with Service Dog accreditation coming from the successful completion of a Public Access Temperament Test.
TADSAW has changed the quality of life for over 1300 veterans and shelter dogs for the better.

For hundreds of wounded veterans, the long walk to recovery is often a lonely one - A long walk is something most dogs love.

There are many ways to support the event… Commemorative color-changing cups, Glow in the Dark T-shirts, raffles and lots of fun games!
Plus, a bronze coin commemorating the 1000th team is available for a $200 Donation to TADSAW. (TADSAW.org)
  
Please join our generous TOP DOG Sponsors who have already pledged their support for this event:
WRONG IRON ON THE GREENWAY, THE BLIND TIGER COVINGTON, TITO'S VODKA FOR DOG PEOPLE, CAMP BOW WOW COVINGTON & MID-CITY, MODERN WOODMEN FRATERNAL FINANCIAL, BEEL ISLE MOONSHINE, HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON COVINGTON, TEDDYTHEDOG.COM, MEDVET, LEADING SPECIALTY HEALTHCARE FOR PETS, MANDEVILLE & NEW ORLEANS, MINDY BIANCA PUBLIC RELATIONS, CHEWY.COM AND IV WASTE!


About the Mardi Paws non-profits:
Parading for 25 years, Mardi Paws, the "Super Krewe for K-9s", benefits Scott's Wish (aiding people with leukemia and other devastating illnesses) and the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, which was established by actor and hometown hero Ian Somerhalder to support the needs of animals, youth and the community at large. Both are IRS recognized 501c3 non-profits. MardiPaws.com

About Teddy the Dog:
Teddy is a hound of great renown… a divine canine, one might say. People dig his witty and clever spin on entertainment, pop culture, and all things dog. He paw picks only the finest garment-dyed, ring-spun blended cotton, which makes their apparel softer than a puppy’s backside. But that’s not all—his doghouse is always stocked with bark-out-loud (#BOL) gifts and accessories, including drinkware, coasters, totes, blankets/towels, magnets, stuff to strut your mutt, and much more! And on top of all this… Teddy is very generous to charities nationwide - we truly appreciate their support! TeddyTheDog.com

About Camp Bow Wow:
Leading the way in Doggy Day Care, Boarding & More - Covington Camp Bow Wow is celebrating their 10th anniversary this year! With Camp Bow Wow®, you can rest assured your dog is in the best, most qualified hands in the business. Since 2008, they have been providing fun and dependable dog care services parents and pups love, and always finding the time and money to lend a PAW to animals in need! CampBowWow.com

About TADSAW

Train a Dog, Save a Warrior
TADSAW.org

The Train a Dog Save a Warrior (TADSAW) program serves the veteran, the family and the community, by providing the warrior with a K-9 rescue ‘Battle Buddy’ and the training and tools needed to become an accredited TADSAW Warrior/Service Dog Team.

TADSAW combines the disciplines of Occupational, Physical, Psycho-therapeutic and Spiritual therapy in a single program designed to re-connect and heal the Veteran over a period of time with the training of a Rescue Dog as a canine Battle Buddy. This extensive and costly training is at no charge to the warrior and his dog, with training lasting 20-25 weeks, and is based upon AKC Canine Good Citizenship training with Service Dog accreditation coming from the successful completion of a Public Access Temperament Test.

For hundreds of wounded veterans, the long walk to recovery is often a lonely one. A long walk is something most dogs love.

TADSAW has changed the quality of life for over 1300 veterans and shelter dogs for the better, please support them!