One last night

This has been a crazy adventure. We’ve been to over 40 cities talking to people about Operation Keep Your Spanky.  We’ve been on television and radio, the internet, on stage at county fairs, and talking to groups of people at VFWs and coffee shops. We’ve met veterans...

Halfway

We made it to Pendleton! We have lots of people to thank. People who rented cars for us, popped us into private planes, paid for gas, gave us a meal, gave us a real bed to sleep in, and all the great people we’ve been talking to along the way. The pups are doing...
Spanky & CT Take on Texas

Spanky & CT Take on Texas

We arrived in Dallas, TX and spent the day meeting more amazing people and making new friends.  That’s me in the blue cart and CT is riding in the red one. This is such a big place… but everyone we met had big hearts, too.  Thanks, Dallas for such an...

We Won!

This has been a wild adventure, but the best thing just happened! WE WON THE KURGO LIVE YOUR ADVENTURE $5,000 PRIZE for Operation Keep Your Spanky! Thanks to everyone who voted for us, thanks to KURGO for this outstanding prize that will help keep vets with their...
Spanky visits Alabama and Tennessee

Spanky visits Alabama and Tennessee

It’s been a couple of days on the road, and we’ve been visiting Alabama  and Memphis.  Dan and Joe are busy talking to all the humans about our adventure and our mission to help other vets.    CT and I are busy watching the birds and sniffing the air for...
Operation Keep Your Spanky is ON!

Operation Keep Your Spanky is ON!

April 26th after weeks of curious behavior, excited chatter and strange new gear showing up at our place, Dan and I left on our big adventure with Joe and CT. I’m not sure what we’re going to be in for on this trip, but so far there’s been an awful...
What’s a Spanky?

What’s a Spanky?

What’s a Spanky? We got these great t shirts from Danny Batten at Surf, Wind, and Fire in New Bern, NC and they are causing a commotion, but that’s a good thing. People are reading it: “Operation Keep Your Spanky” and asking, “What’s a Spanky?” Well, to me Spanky is a...

Packing

It’s a good thing we’re guys. We have loaded up our packs and have approximately 6 inches of space for our clothes and necessities. The rest of it is stuff for the pups. I cannot imagine my wife traveling like this. That’s not sexist, it’s just truth. We’ve got lots...

Good Company

Good Company Our motto for Operation Keep Your Spanky (OKYS) is: One Man, One Dog, One Mission.  We’re not changing our motto or the mission for this 6,000 mile trek, but we are doubling the size of our team. We are thrilled to announce that Army Ranger veteran and...
Our Heated Pool Is Awesome!

Our Heated Pool Is Awesome!

A Dog’s Dream is home to a 4,500 gallon heated, indoor swimming pool. It features a specially designed rubberized ramp for easy access in and out of the water. In addition to fantastic playtime, swimming offers many medical benefits for dogs such as pre and post...