PROVIDING VETERANS WITH WORKING RETRIEVERS 

Hero to the Line is a project founded by Zoey’s Fowl Retrievers and The Fallen Outdoors. The mission of Hero to the Line is to pair veterans and/or service members with a working Labrador Retriever puppy that will help them develop a lifelong love of the outdoors. To stay up to date on the Hero To The Line project follow the Facebook Page!
If you have any questions about the project or if you would like to get involved, please contact Michael Little, Maryland Team Lead, at MD.Lead@thefallenoutdoors.com

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2022 RETRIEVER RECIPIENTS

CONGRATULATIONS TO HUGO RAMIREZ, IAN THOMAS AND KAYLA HOOD!

A note from the program founder.

Thank you to TFO for recommending veterans to donate puppies to! Special thanks to Michael Little and Justin Diericks thank you both for all of your help in making by his happen. They raised 500+ dollars for each person.

Spending the last two days with all of you has been amazing. We are so excited to watch and follow your journey to that Titled dog. Will everyone join me in thanking all of our sponsors and all of the people who helped put this all together and make it a successful weekend!!

I would like to say a special thank you to:

GUNNER
They donated a kennel, shirts, koozies, stickers, and a shirt for each person. We ran a 60 years blind with three bumpers for the winner of the kennel. The dog came back with Hugo’s name. Congratulations on your new gunner kennel, Hugo. They truly are the best on the market!!

RNR DOG GEAR
Marty and Leah donated collars and leads for each puppy. They are made from BioThane, an American company, which is family-owned and ran. They truly have amazing products and stand by every single piece they make!!

SEAN HOTELIER AND ST CLAIR FLATS HRC CLUB
Thank you to the whole club, especially Sean Hodikeier, for the donation of $1,000 and shirts. Everyone was able to get $333.33 each. Your club is amazing. Thank you for supporting our vets and our new family members!!

CINDY AND JENI GRIPSHOVER
I truly don’t know where to begin. You both are amazing! They donated the stud dog HRCH UH Cosby MH! He is an amazing dog and has produced some beautiful puppies. They also sent each person home with a bag of goodies, sport dog e collar’s, 35’ check cord, dokkens, bumpers, custom engraved yeti bowls Today we sent home three beautiful puppies to new loving homes. Congratulations again to Hugo Ramirez, Ian Thomas, and Kayla hood.

GUN DOG SUPPLY
They gave each vet a $25 dollar gift card. This will help them get the many many many many things they will need for the new Puppy.

BOURBAN COUNTRY RETRIEVERS
Duce and Jackie Williams
Thank you both for donating these puppies to our amazing vets. They put on an amazing lunch and festivities to send them all home with a bang! You both have done such amazing with HR Stump she has produced some really nice pups. Duce also took most of the photos as we all were having a good time and forgot to take pictures.

EUKANUBA
Thank you for donating a bag of food for each puppy to take home as well as a journal to keep notes during training and puppy toys! Could not ask for a better dog food company to work with thank you!

BOW AND LYNN SWITZER
Thank you for letting us use your place to run dogs for everyone to watch and learn.
You are two of the most amazing people thank you!

JOE UHLER
Thank you for coming and bringing your dogs. It was a great training day and answered a ton of questions!

I thank you all for making this possible!!

Sincerely Thank you all
Craig Zimmer
Zoey’s Fowl Retrievers