I guess I didn’t realize that Louisiana’s own Hunter Hayes had a girlfriend, much less a long term girlfriend. He told People that he’s been dating Libby Barnes for over two years and says ‘his heart is happy’ but that he’s not ready to hit a knee just yet. Libby isn’t the only thing making Hunter’s heart happy, he loves his retired racer Cole, a Greyhound that he adopted in 2015 from Greyhound Pets of America in Nashville.

Now, Hunter is turning his love of dogs into a way to help our veterans! Hayes is working with Heartgard and the Warrior Canine Project to raise awareness about the healing power of dogs!

Thank you Hunter for your loving heart! There’s not much that impresses me more than someone who helps our folks who serve and fur babies at the same time!

According to People, there’s a chance for veterans to win a trip to Nashville and year’s supply of Heartgard Plus. You can register at heartgardians.com or on Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtags #NominateAVeteran and #Sweepstakes. Make sure to make your nomination by April 30!

You guys know how much I love my pup and retired racer, Cole, and what an incredible impact I believe a dog can have on a person's life. That's why I'm teaming up with the maker of HEARTGARD® Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel) to help bring the healing power of dogs to our nation's Service Members, Veterans and their families. Now through June 30, you can nominate a deserving U.S. Service Member or Veteran to win an all-expense-paid trip to Nashville and a year's supply of HEARTGARD Plus for their dog. For every nomination, the HEARTGARD Plus team will donate $10 to Warrior Canine Connection®. The HEARTGARD Plus team will contribute up to $100,000 to @warriorcanineconnection in 2017. To make your nomination on Insta, just use the hashtags #NominateAVeteran and #Sweepstakes. Click the link in my bio to learn more. #ad

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