This National Service Dog Month was in September, and the dogs of Dogtopia were on a mission to make a difference with the Dogtopia Foundation. In an unprecedented celebration of furry camaraderie, the spirited pups from the Dogtopia daycare network teamed up for the heartwarming Fetch It Forward fundraising campaign.

Fetch It Forward isn’t just your ordinary fundraising venture—it’s a pup-to-peer initiative bursting with tail-wagging enthusiasm. The Dogtopia Foundation, in partnership with the national Dogtopia daycare network, is rallying dogs everywhere to “fetch it forward” and invite their furry friends to become fundraisers for this important cause. 

The charge was led by charismatic campaign ambassador, Rusty, who invited pups everywhere to unite and unleash their fundraising prowess. Rusty is the service dog for highly decorated veteran and recipient of the Pat Tillman Award for Service at the 2022 ESPYS retired Command Sergeant Major Gretchen Evans. Like retired CSM Evans, Rusty embodies the spirit of service and will be encouraging fellow dogs to raise funds that will provide service dogs to veterans in need. Every single penny raised will be dedicated to the crucial training of these extraordinary dogs.  

“Rusty is honored to be leading this campaign and, as always, will be putting his best paw forward to ensure the Fetch It Forward campaign is a fundraising success,” said retired CSM Evans. “There are a lot of dogs and veterans counting on him.”