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Feb 08, 2019

You Can Adopt 1 of Odell Beckham’s Puppies

Odell Beckham Dogs Puppies Green LEaf Pet Resort nj

New Jersey based luxury pet resort, Green Leaf Pet Resort, is partnering with one of their most influential customers, NFL’s Odell Beckham Jr for a philanthropic cause. Starting today, Beckham is offering his litter of puppies to Green Leaf, who were born at the Millstone Township location, in the hopes they will be adopted into safe and loving homes.

As a word class athlete, dog lover, and philanthropist Odell has teamed up with the pet resort to offer his litter of beautiful Presa Canario (Canary Mastiffs) puppies to be put up for adoption. The mother of the pack, Eris, is part of Beckham’s family and was trained at Green Leaf. With 10 puppies (7 females and 3 males), this litter will support a cause very close to Beckham’s heart—the Prisoners Assisting Warrior Services (PAWS) Program, with a portion of the proceeds from every sale going directly to PAWS.

“My love for dogs is simple: they’re there for your ups and downs, no matter what,” says Beckham.

The PAWS program was started in July 2017 in Beckham’s hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It’s a program that trains service dogs to assist disabled veterans using volunteer offender labor, which in turn helps rehabilitate the offenders as they prepare themselves to return back to society. In a year-long training program, volunteers take rescue dogs and train them to be full-time service dogs for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, military sexual trauma, and traumatic brain injuries related to combat operations.

If you’re interested in adopting one of Beckhams puppies, you can submit an application through the Green Leaf website and learn more about each puppy.

About PAWS
Throughout the course of the training, the dogs are taught over thirty basic obedience commands. The dogs are fully trained to complete various tasks for the veterans such as; retrieving medication, opening doors, pushing elevator buttons, finding lost items, recognizing an anxiety attack, waking the handler from a nightmare, comforting the handler during a seizure, guiding the veteran out of a large crowd and assisting the veteran standing or sitting down. The majority of veterans who require a service dog to assist with their daily tasks simply cannot afford the extensive training required for a proficient service animal as the cost of a finished dog on average is $40,000. Upon completion of the PAWS Program, the dogs are donated to veterans-in-need from Baton Rouge and surrounding areas, free of charge. To date, PAWS has donated 6 service-dogs to veterans from the local area.

About Green Leaf
Green Leaf is the ultimate home away from home for dogs of all kinds. From training and grooming to daycare and boarding, your pet will feel right at home in our secure, natural setting. With two state-of-the-art locations and a staff of professional dog lovers, Green Leaf Pet Resort keeps tails wagging with the perfect combination of luxury and love. Green Leaf offers 54 acres of nature, pick up and drop off services, glass boarding suites, new aquatic center, nature walks, indoor and outdoor play areas, agility center, and 24/7 care. Green Leaf has two locations; one in Millstone Township, New Jersey and the other in Oakhurst, New Jersey.

For more information, please visit greenleafpetresort.com or contact Shey Aponte at saponte@madwell.com