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Welcome to Operation Tail Wag~Pet Care for the Military

At Operation Tail Wag, we are dedicated to providing high-quality care for the furry friends of our military and Veterans. For the last nine years, we have assisted many families. Whether they were going to training, off for deployment, hospitalization, moving or any other reason that will keep them away from home.  As you will soon  see, all the ways we help  and what we provide. You will find the largest news, upcoming news, fundraisers and get the newest information you need to know. There will also be a section that highlights a few of our pets currently looking for their forever homes! 

As you are probably aware, the most difficult part of what we do  is raising funds to support our mission.  The idea was formed to have a small online store  that would act as a fundraising tool, helping us to continue our mission and to keep it FREE for Military families. Persistence gets the mission completed. The new store, Tailwag Swag, consists of items such as  apparel, accessories, coffee mugs, tote bags, handcrafted items, jewelry, crafty-diy items, wall Art, decals and much more. A wide variety so there’s something for everyone.                                            *DONT FORGET THE BEST PART*…..EVERY PENNY spent at Tailwag Swag, 100% goes  to the organization and the pets!!!


Our  Mission

   OTW is one of few organizations that provide such services. We started this all for the Military but since our start, we have been able to assist more than military pets! We extra spots are available, we will save pets from our local shelters and find them loving forever homes! At this current time, we serve the following areas:

OHIO-   The Entire State- (listed below are the counties we have helped the most throughout the state)
  *Cuyahoga County               * Summit County              *Medina County                     * Wayne County                        
  *Portage County                   *Holmes County                *Coshocton County               * Ashland County                  
  *Richland County                *Morrow County                *Knox County                          * Delaware County                
  *Franklin County                 *Licking County                 * Muskingum County           *Guernsey County          
  *Tuscarawas  County         *Carroll County                  *Stark County                          *Trumbull County                      
  *Lorain County                     *Geauga County                 *Columbiana County            *Jefferson County

   This does not mean only these counties. These seem to be the easiest to get process moving.    
When transportation, gasoline expenses, traveler and scheduling can all occur, we also service these areas:

  *Southern Michigan         *Western Pennsylvania    *Western West Virginia     *Northern Kentucky            
  *Eastern Indiana                        *Northeast and Eastern West Virginia                 *Eastern tip of New York

I am a firm believer to "there's an exception to every rule, so really we will help anywhere, if the above things all can be met


       ABOUT US…….      

We are a 501c3, non profit organization in Northeast Ohio. It was formed in June 2015, the mission at hand is to eliminate our Service Members and Veterans from surrendering their pet(s) to a shelter, to never see them again. We provide them with housing, food, vetting and all necessities needed while their owner is away. 

We are very proud of what we do and what we can continue to provide families in the future.  It is in your blood if you have it, so it’s not going away anytime soon. That is how we ended up not only assisting the Military, but the public can use any of our services as well, at very discounted prices. 

When room is available, we pull  dogs from local shelters, do owner surrenders and assist in extreme cases. We always have a spot for a military related pets,  as that's how this all began. We have new things coming in our near future to aide us in providing more help.

We have recently started a small online store, Tailwag Swag.  It is a fundraising tool for us to hopefully assist us in receiving donations. OTW relies solely on donations to fund our mission. The store consists of  handcrafted items, car decals, wall art, jewelry, baseball caps and of course apparel!
The best part of the store is EVERY CENT
 spent at Tailwag Swag, goes directly to OTW! EVERY CENT, that is correct, 100% goes to the pets! We also have started offering sponsorship packages for a pet in particular, pets as a group or an area the organization needs help with most. No matter which you pick, it is a blessing and very much appreciated! Stat tuned for more coming soon about our future plans! 

 


Want to know more about Military Dogs?!

Military Working Dogs (MWDs) have served alongside soldiers in every major conflict since the birth of our great nation, but they haven’t always gotten the recognition they deserve.

From detecting landmines and IEDs with just a few sniffs, to fearlessly charging into the heat of battle to incapacitate enemy combatants, the role of dogs in the military can often be overlooked. More than just working dogs, MWDs are dedicated companions, accomplished heroes, and Purple Heart recipients.

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