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Our Dawgs Family


The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Jon Hemp

Jon started The Dawgs Project - Feed The Dawgs in 2009, bringing together the K9 family of the past and present, while honoring those that are no longer with us.

Jon fully retired in 2018, but you can still find him at all of the events he's able to attend, giving sound advice, and always his candid humor. He is 

The Dawgfather

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Gold Star Father and Founder of RMPD

Kevin Sonka

After the unexpected loss of his son, Cpl. David Sonka in 2013, Kevin started the Rocky Mountain Dawgs Project in his memory (for more see "About Us" page). He and his family have worked tirelessly to Feed The Dawgs and honor our Fallen. As of January 1, 2021, Kevin has decided to spend more time with his family and handed it to the next generation in the Dawgs Family

On behalf of everyone in the Dawgs Project, we thank you for everything that you have done. We will always be Dawgs Family🐾

Our Top Dawgs

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Luciano Aguilar

Veteran Air Force K9 Handler, President of The Dawgs Project prior to the merger, Board Member, Business Owner, School Board Member

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Vice President

SSgt Grace Daniels

Current Air Force K9 Handler, K9 Trainer, Board Member, War Dawg Games Coordinator, Active Duty Liason

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Gary Elbrecht

Service Dog Program Manager


Gary is a Marine Corps K9 Veteran, began volunteering in 2017, and now runs the Service Dog Program.

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Bud Allen

Fundraising Coordinator


Bud began volunteering in 2013 and coordinates the many fundraising events in Colorado.

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Jeff Gaulke

West Coast Rep & Photographer


Jeff started volunteering in 2009 helping with events and providing photography services at events.

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Matt Rivera

East Coast Rep- FL


Matt is an Air Force K9 Handler Veteran and began volunteering in 2019, helping with events on the East Coast.

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Leticia Aguilar

West Coast Coordinator


Leticia began volunteering in 2013 and helps coordinate events and merchandise on the West Coast.

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Arlene Dee

West Coast Rep - CA


Arlene began volunteering in 2018 and is a K9 Gold Star Family member and liaison.

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Mickey Imbroane

West Coast Rep & Photographer


Mickey started volunteering in 2014, helping with events on the West Coast, along with providing his photography business at events.

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Joe Kissinger

East Coast Rep - PA


Joe is an Air Force K9 Handler Veteran and began volunteering in 2019, helping with Feed The Dawgs events on the East Coast.

For more information on how to volunteer or contribute, please contact us

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