Now that you know about the Vets Helping Heroes Founder and President Irwin Stovroff, it’s time to meet the real star of the show – Cash, the cute Golden Retriever, trained companion dog and VHH co-fundraiser! We just had to find out more about this golden boy who has made more than one TV appearance – and even made friends with a few movie and TV stars along the way.
How did Cash come into your possession?
Late in Cash's training he was discovered to have a slight heart murmur and was taken out of the active program. When I learned that he was available I requested to have him to help the Vets Helping Heroes mission. It was a match made in heaven. Cash has become the perfect "spokesdog" for our cause.
Do you know how he got the name “Cash?” Did you name him?
That’s actually a crazy coincidence. They have an alphabetical system used at the foundation, and he came to me with that name. He has lived up to it where ever he goes in our fund raising meetings.
How old is he?
At this time, (August 2010) Cash is 3 1/2 years, weighs 82 pounds.
He has a lot of personality! What’s his favorite toy?
His calm attitude and his always wanting to be petted, sharing his paw, have made him welcome everywhere. His favorite toy is a stuffed Santa Claus that makes noise and has lasted over a year.
Has Cash caused any funny backstage shenanigans at any of the Vets Helping Heroes television interviews?
Cash is very inquisitive. When we were on the Bonnie Hunt Show as was Chevy Chase, he wandered into Chevy’s dressing room and when I found him he was already a buddy of Chevy's Manager who wanted to keep him. As Cash had made a friend that wasn't the star, when Chase asked me if I knew of him, I said, “You look familiar.” After the show Bonnie hugged Cash and his head was covered in lipstick, I got none.
There you have it! Do you have any burning questions about Cash, the Vets Helping Heroes "spokesdog"? Feel free to ask away in the comments section below!