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You can donate an adoption so a veteran can get a dog for free

Give the gift of a forever friend to a veteran!
Credit: Sandusky County Dog Warden

SANDUSKY COUNTY, Ohio — There are always tons of freebies and deals for veterans every year as Veterans Day rolls around, but what if you could give a veteran a gift that would keep on giving all year long?

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The Sandusky County Dog Kennel in Fremont is giving you that option.

Through the Alpha Project, you can sponsor the adoption of a dog for a veteran.

Veterans who are interested can come into the kennel and choose the dog they think is the best fit for them.

If they don't find a dog the day they come in, they can continue to come back into the kennel until they find one that does.

Veterans just need to bring a copy of their most recent DD214 and a copy of a driver's license or ID.

The kennel says your sponsorship is earmarked for a veteran only and will never be used for anything else.

Included in the adoption fee is the spay/neuter, 4-in-1 vaccine, one-year rabies vaccine, heartworm test, deworming and current year dog license.

The kennel stresses that this is not a handout, but a way to thank veterans for the sacrifice they have made for our country.

By donating the cost of an adoption, you are providing a veteran with the gift of companionship. The dogs are not service dogs.

The cost of an adoption is $115.

If you are interested in donating, here is an online and printable version of the veteran sponsorship form you will need to fill out.