HuggleHounds HuggleCause Project K-9 Hero Durable Squeaky Plush Dog Toy, K-9 Mattis

HuggleHoundsSKU: HG069143
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At Project K-9 Hero, we are grateful for the service of our nation’s Police K-9s and Military Working Dogs and want to honor them in retirement. It is our purpose to provide assistance with medical costs, rehabilitation, rehoming, food, and end of duty services in order to ensure their best quality of life and give them the retirements they deserve. There are no public funds for these Heroes, and we rely on donors like you to support our project. Together, we can help care for our nation's retired K-9 Heroes by "Protecting Those Who Protected Us" for generations to come. 


This year, HuggleGroup® is proud & humbled to be able to support Project K-9 Hero with a salute to K-9 Mattis. Mattis was born on 5/28/13 in Slovakia. He is a German Shepherd who works in narcotics detection, tracking, apprehension & protection. Mattis was an active officer from 2015 through 2021. His partner & handler is Mark Tappan. Mattis assisted in over 200 arrests during his six years of service. Mattis received several awards, including the Purple Heart, Officer of the Year, AKC Paw of Courage, and AKC Excellence in Service Police K-9s.

Today, Mattis and Mark work together to engage & entertain on social media. Mattis (and Mark) agreed to work with HuggleGroup® to raise funds for Project K-9 Hero, which protects those who've protected others. Project K-9 Hero is a national nonprofit 501c3 organization whose mission is to provide medical care, food & death benefit assistance for our nation's retired Police K-9s and Military Working Dogs. Project K-9 Hero also helps K-9s who need a home after service through rehabilitation and adoption. Project K-9 Hero dedicates itself to "Protecting Those Who Protected Us" by spreading awareness & educating the public.

Every Knottie® is designed with multiple squeakers; our signature knotted limbs are designed for seriously engaging playtime and lined with our durable, 2-layer Tuffut Technology®. On top of that, Knotties® are best sellers and backed by the quality that comes with every HuggleGroup® Heart!

Key Features:

  • Exclusive Tuffet Technology 
  • Built in Squeakers for Added Fun
  • Soft Plush Material is Perfect For Cuddling

Tuffet Technology:

Packed with more research, technology, cuteness and cutting-edge manufacturing techniques into our toys than most manufacturers, and nowhere is that more evident than in the Knotties®. Each one of HuggleHounds Knotties® are designed designed in house right here in the U.S., and each is an original work of art. HuggleHounds® Tuffut Technology® lining means extra layers of lining give our plush Knotties® extra durability and strength!


    Large: 15 x 9 x 3 inches

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