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Sixth Annual Dining Out for the Dogs at White Dog Cafe Suburban Locations

The White Dog Cafe and WMMR’s Preston and Steve will host the Sixth Annual Dining Out for the Dogs on Monday, August 21, 2023, starting at 5 pm to raise funds for Alpha Bravo Canine, ™ Philadelphia’s first and only 501(c)3 organization that donates service dogs to US veterans suffering from debilitating medical and psychological problems as a result of their active combat duty.

WMMR, BEN FM, WMGK, WXTU, and The Fanatic on-air personalities will be at each of the three suburban White Dog Cafe locations, White Dog Cafe Wayne, White Dog Cafe Haverford, and White Dog Cafe Glen Mills, dining with guests and hosting drawings for prizes.

There will also be puppy-kissing booths at each location where guests can donate to cuddle and kiss one of the Alpha Bravo Canine pups! Guests can also donate $35 and book a VIP (very important puppy) table where they are guaranteed outdoor seating for the event with their pup (based on availability). For more information about a VIP table please call the White Dog Cafe location where you would like to make your reservation.

New this year, the White Dog Cafe locations will be selling their signature shortbread boned-shaped cookies to go ($10 per bag) and there will be adorable pup-cakes, pup-inspired cupcakes on the dessert menu for that night only (two for $5) all baked in-house with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Alpha Bravo Canine! And, pup by the Glen Mills location to take your photo in front of an Instagrammable balloon installation by Moments by Max.

Guests can enjoy a gourmet flight of hot dogs for $40 with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Alpha Bravo Canine. The menu includes Coney Island Dog made with Green Meadow farm beef chili, Pa noble cheddar cheese, and pickled red onions, a Southwestern Dog that includes Guacamole, chipotle aioli, cotija cheese, crispy tortillas, the White Dog with white truffle aioli, shellbark hollow goat cheese, mushroom relish or the Backyard Dog with ketchup, mustard, and BBQ potato chip crumble.

Guests who cannot attend the event but wish to contribute to Dining Out for the Dogs, can make a donation now through August 21 at the White Dog Cafe locations by adding any amount at the bottom of their meal check.

Twenty percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are estimated toIt is estimated that twenty percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or depression. Also, an alarming average of 22 veterans commit suicide every day here in the United States, that’s 8,030 in just one year. Alpha Bravo Canine(tm) was founded to help the local community of veterans. which provides trained service dogs to U.S military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and other combat-related disabilities.

The average cost for a puppy to train is $30,000 depending on the disability. Alpha Bravo Canine does not charge veterans for the training or the dog. 

White Dog Cafe Owner Marty Grims said, “We are looking forward to again working with Steve and all the on-air personalities who are giving of their time for this fundraiser. We hope the community will come out and dine for this wonderful cause.” Over the past three years, the Dining Out for the Dogs events have raised $150,000.

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