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  • Benefits of adopting senior pets

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday October 21st, 2014 at 06:20 AM


    Your new best friend might be anyone but new; he or she just might be a senior pet. November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month and a time worth considering the many benefits of senior pet adoption.

    Mature dogs and cats have many advantageswhen compared to their younger counterparts, yet are often the first to face death or permanent homelessness as adopters overlook them in favor of puppies and kittens.

    How older pets end up in shelters in the first place

    While senior pets are in shelters...

  • Veteran with depression takes chance on shelter dog

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday October 14th, 2014 at 11:12 AM


    Charles is an Air Force veteran who sufferedwith adeep and prolongeddepressionuntil he took a chance on a shelter dog named Chance and regained a sense of purpose in his life.Our thanks to Charles for sharing his tale, and to Big Dog Ranch Rescue for helping us make this story possible.

    Chance was shipped to Big Dog Ranch Rescue in Wellington, Florida from a high kill shelter in Georgia. He had only been there a few days when we made our trip to meet some potential dogs available for...

  • A friendly ghost helps an Army officer manage his PTSD

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday October 7th, 2014 at 07:56 AM


    It took a four-legged ghost with an ever-wagging tail to help an Army officer copewith Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In the process, the shelter dog coping with stresses of his own found a new life as a much loved and constant companion.

    Born to serve

    Pedro knew from a very young age that he wanted to join the military; watching movies and seeing soldiers on the street made a lasting impression on him.

    Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be a soldier, he recalls. I wanted to put...

  • Help us win $50,000 for last-chance shelter dogs and cats

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday October 7th, 2014 at 07:05 AM

    Square_140_wendy-and-jonahYou can help us win $50,000 to save 200 last-chance shelter pets and place them into loving homes with United States military veterans.

    Read Wendy and Jonahs story here: http://bit.ly/pfp-wendy-jonah

    The Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge is taking place right now through Crowdrise and ends at 11:59:59 AM Eastern on October 30th and were determined to win!

    Were trying to raise as much money as possible for our cause so we can win the $50,000, but need your help today. If you were...

  • Understanding the “special” in special needs pets

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday September 30th, 2014 at 04:11 AM


    Special needs pets are among the most challenging for shelters and rescue groups to adopt out, and many never find a loving home.Yet yourperfect companion might just have herown pair of wheels to get around, orrely on visual commandsinstead of verbal ones.

    Three legs, one eye and limitless love

    In a survey conducted by Petfinder, it was found that these dogs and cats often wait four times longer than average to be adopted a long time spent without a family, security and unconditional love,...

  • Dark memories haunt, and bind, Vietnam veteran and adopted dog

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday September 23rd, 2014 at 08:53 AM


    As anArmyveteran of the Vietnam War who had worked tirelessly his entire life, Jerome found himself struggling to stay busy during retirement. Work was his only antidote forkeeping the dark memories of war at bay and, with his wife Suzanne still working, he became accustomed to spending most of his days alone with her dog Lexi.

    Yet Jerome wanted to a companion of his own a loyal friend he could adopt and call my dog.

    Fixing helos in Nam

    After studying auto mechanics and engine repair at...

  • A pen and a pup: Korean War Navy veteran cures the blues

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday September 16th, 2014 at 06:42 AM


    With the stroke of a pen and the love of one very special pup, anelderly Korean War veteran beat the blues that dogged him after the end of a three-decades long marriage.

    A self-described writer, poet, librettist of truth and beauty, Ross served in the Navy during the Korean War andfound a four-legged sweetheart to lift him from despair after he and his wife of 35 years divorced. Following nearly 14 years ofmilitary service, the formerNaval officer worked across the East Coast and now calls...

  • Adopted dog brings Navy couple closer together

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday September 9th, 2014 at 08:48 AM


    Before being adopted, Kay was an adult dog like too many others, sitting in a shelter with few prospects of a forever home until a Navy couple made her family.In return, she has brought the pair even closer together, and provides welcome comfort during deployments a staple of military life.This is their story as told by Robert, active duty United States Navy.

    Our thanks to the Virginia Beach SPCA, whose partnership made this story possible.

    Born to serve

    I am currently on active duty in the...

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