“Rich and I have cared for and loved many dogs over the years, from Winston, his English Springer Spaniel who was the namesake of our iconic Rutherford vineyard, to Riley and now Magnum, our beloved German Shephard rescues and official winery greeters. This cause not only speaks to the special place in our heart we have for rescue dogs at Frank Family, but also honors Rich’s late father, Hy Frank, who proudly served our country in World War II,” says Frank Family Founder, Leslie Frank.
To date, K9s For Warriors has graduated more than 780 K9/Warrior teams and rescued more than 1,500 dogs, saving them from a life of abandonment or euthanasia and giving them purpose by pairing them with a veteran in need. With most dogs coming from high-kill rescue shelters, this innovative program allows the K9/Warrior team to build an unwavering bond that facilitates a collective healing and recovery.
The month-long initiative will kick off on November 1 and will feature nationwide involvement from Frank Family’s incredible network of retail and restaurant partners. Pop-ups in cities across the U.S. will help spread the word for this cause with dog bandana giveaways, photo opportunities, and wine tastings of Frank Family’s Napa Cabernet and Carneros Chardonnay.
“We are incredibly grateful for the support of Frank Family Vineyards to further our mission,” says K9s For Warriors CEO Carl Cricco. “K9s For Warriors has the privilege every day to see the impact a Service Dog has on a veteran. With a battle buddy by their side, the veteran returns to a life of dignity and independence. The generosity of the Frank Family allows us to continue changing veteran lives.”
Frank Family’s partnership with K9s For Warriors is the latest installment in their ongoing Frank for a Cause charitable giving campaign. Founded in 2018, the winery’s Frank for a Cause campaign has raised funds to support local and national charities covering a variety of causes, from health research to hunger relief and animal welfare. To date, Frank for a Cause has supported six national nonprofits and numerous local organizations, with donations exceeding $100,000.
For more information about Frank Family’s partnership with K9s For Warriors or to purchase Frank for A Cause packages, visit www.frankfamilyvineyards.com/