Meet Hawk: Brave Barkers
We've got some very exciting news to share about a new dog named Hawk who is participating in the Brave Barkers program!
Hawk is the second dog to be sponsored by Brave Barkers. Brave Barkers is a non-profit that funds surgeries and medical care for dogs with severe joint or mobility issues.
For the past few years, we’ve been setting aside a portion of all sales of Big Barker beds in order to create a 501c3 non-profit foundation that funds the surgeries and medical care of dogs with severe joint or mobility issues.
So that means, if you’ve bought a Big Barker bed for your own dog, then you’ve helped pay for Hawk's medical care! And for the medical care of many more dogs to follow 🤗
Hawk is a 5-year old Dutch Shepherd who works in the Delaware Prison System. He's been trained to both patrol and detect narcotics, but at his current facility he primarily does one thing: Searching for drugs! Hawk was trained at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center.
Hawk sometimes has a hard time going to the vet, and gets nervous, but that doesn't take away from the amazing dog he is and incredible job he does.
His human partner has been working with Hawk for 18 months--and this pup knows how important their jobs are; even though sometimes it can be a tough challenge.
Hawk's human companion is not only an excellent partner, but also a best friend. They live together and have the perfect partnership as they work side by side every day while juggling all of Hawk’s veterinary needs with ease!
The department was leaning on retiring him, because $14,000 is outside their means. The handlers reached out to Dr. Otto of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center who recommended an arthroscopy and one time joint injection with Dr. Brunke at Veterinary Surgical Center.