The nonprofit No Dog Gets Left Behind will host a Valentine’s fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the DoubleTree Downtown Philadelphia from 7-11 p.m. The event will help the charity raise money to continue its mission of reuniting military members with war-torn pups they bonded with while deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
No Dog Gets Left Behind provides financial support to reunite military personnel with the stray animals they found and bonded with while at war – a $4,500-per-pet proposition that includes vaccines, medical treatment, transportation to the U.S. and more. While the financial investment is high, the relief, comfort and joy this program provides soldiers is immeasurable, as these animals support military members and also help them readjust to civilian life.
The main event will be held from 7-11 p.m. in the DoubleTree’s Symphony Ballroom and will feature live performances from the band POWERi and DJ Kevin Flanagan, raffle prizes as well as hors d’oeuvres. Each guest who brings a canned good to donate to Philabundance will receive a raffle ticket for a special prize. Additionally, supporters will have a chance to meet and take photos with the pups that have settled into American life with their battle buddy in the the hotel's Overture Room.
Tickets for the Valentine’s event cost $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets may be purchased and donations processed at
All proceeds raised at this event will go directly to reuniting another war hero with a beloved canine companion.
To donate an auction item, become a corporate sponsor or ‘adopt’ a soldier/canine team for a night in Philadelphia ($300 donation), contact Jennifer Sherlock, firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about No Dog Gets Left Behind, visit www.savethepups.org