Indianapolis Dog Selected As 2021 Early Times All-American Dog
posted: Jul. 30, 2020
Early Times, an All-American Whisky since 1860, searched the country to find "All-American Dogs" and has selected an Indianapolis, Indiana dog as one of the 10 winners in a national contest. Ziva, a three-year-old rottweiler, was chosen from tens-of-thousands of entries as part of the Early Times All-American Dogs social media campaign. Ziva participated in a photo shoot with other All-American dogs from across the country, and her picture will be featured in the Early Times 2021 All-American Dogs calendar later this fall. On Monday, July 27, a billboard of Ziva was revealed in Indianapolis on I-465 near Allisonville Road.
image courtesy of Early Times
"Ziva is a certified volunteer search and rescue dog with a big heart," said Dallas Cheatham, Early Times Senior Brand Manager. "Her dedication to finding missing people and teaching students at local schools about her hard work makes her a true All-American dog."
"We knew when Ziva was young that she would be a great search and rescue dog," said Judy Morgan, Ziva's owner. "The third time we took her to training, she excelled at it immediately. It was unbelievable."
The 10 winners hail from Kentucky, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, Nevada and Indiana. The Early Times 2021 All-American Dogs calendar includes stories of redemption, lifesaving-heroics, military training and unwavering companionship, and will be available to the public in a downloadable and printable version on the Early Times website.
The calendar will also feature Molly, the one-year-old rescue dog sponsored by Early Times. Molly is training to become a service canine as part of the brand's longtime partnership with K9s For Warriors, a nonprofit organization committed to training service canines for military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, and other trauma resulting from post-9/11 military service. To date, Early Times has donated $200,000 to K9s For Warriors.