Okay, so how cute are these guys? Did you know these two adorable pups are named after real-life Warrior Canine Connection service dogs? Yep, that’s right, you’re looking at WCC’s Luke (black Lab) and WCC’s Tommy II (yellow Lab), and yes, they’re both wearing WCC camo service vests!
This year, Hugglehounds’ Huggle Cause™ initiative is supporting WCC by donating a portion of proceeds from the sale of every Limited-Edition Luke and Tommy II Knottie® to WCC’s No-Fail Mission.
When Ryan Garrison, Air Force Veteran, learned his service dog Luke had a toy named after him, he immediately jumped online and placed an order.
“With PTSD, I have flashbacks to negative times but seeing this gave me a flashback and a flood of memories — Luke winning the AKC Award and getting paired with him,” said Garrison. “It’s always a good day when you get those kinds of flashbacks. We ended up buying a little more than one; Luke got one, both boys got one, and I got one to put away for safe keeping. Luke is a very special dog with an amazing talent and dedication to his mission. I am very honored and humbled that Hugglehounds made a toy to represent Warrior Canine Connection.”
Air Force Veteran Ryan Boyles, who is paired with WCC’s Tommy II, was also surprised by the very special designation.
“When we found out we were so excited we rushed to the site to buy one,” said Boyles. “We were completely caught off guard and had no idea that they were naming the new stuffy after our Tommy. When we got our Hugglehound in we showed Tommy, who instantly turned back into a puppy. He ran all over playing. He loves his new Hugglehound.”
You, too, can purchase your very own Limited-Edition Luke and Tommy II Knottie® from Hugglehounds here. Better act quickly, as once they’re gone, they’re gone. Thankfully, their service dog namesakes live on and continue to bring smiles and support to their Veterans and their families.