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  • Retired Navy veteran gives shelter dog “chance to be needed”

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday February 25th, 2014 at 06:06 AM


    John is a retired Navy veteran who was coping with the unbearable loss of his senior dog, Chad, until he and his wife saved a sweet, spirited shelter dog named Hunter. Thanks to our partnership with the Virginia Beach SPCA for making their story possible, as told by John.

    A true blue military man

    Though I was fully retired from the Navy in 1995, I continued to work in the same occupational field as when on duty. Even today I work as a civilian employee for the United States Army at Fort...

  • There’s something about Henry: boy creates art to help veterans and pets

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday February 18th, 2014 at 06:08 AM


    Henry is a 12 year-old, 6th grade boy with an inquisitive mind, a flair for art, and a love of cars and dogs. He appears to be an ordinary kid who lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington with his mother Cindy, father Richard, and four year-old Sheltie, Pearl.

    But theres nothing ordinary about Henry.

    When he was just 10 years old, Henry wrote and illustrated a book,Dogs and Their Rides; What Would Your Dog Drive?It is a 33-page compilation of thoughtful drawings, and musings on different dog...

  • Mission accomplished: Army officer gives abandoned dog new leash on life

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday February 11th, 2014 at 04:18 AM


    Its mission accomplished for an Army Lieutenant Colonel whose compassion and sense of duty led him to give an abandoned dog a second chance at life. Izzie was found in an apartment without food, water or family, and spent nearly four months in the care of our partners at theWashington Humane Society. Despite attending numerous adoption events, no one took an interest in her until an Army officer saw what no one else could see. This is their story.


    A storied Army career

    I initially began my...

  • How to give at no extra cost to you

    from Pets for Patriots

    Wednesday February 5th, 2014 at 12:35 PM


    If youre feeling the pinch in your wallet these days, youre not alone. As a charity that depends on the generosity of individuals and businesses who share a passion for our mission, we know that it can be difficult to add charitable giving to an already stressed budget.

    Fortunately, there are five ways you can give to Pets for Patriots at no extra cost to you:

    Add purpose to your purchases with a HaloCard Visa: weve partnered with the HaloCard Project help you make effortless donations when...
  • Abandoned dog “greatest cure” for Korean War veteran’s depression

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday February 4th, 2014 at 03:48 AM


    An abandoned and abusedAustralian Shepherdmix named Mollie is credited as a cure for a Korean War veteran gripped by depression and the sudden loss of another beloved pet.

    Korea and the Truman year

    Joseph joined theArmyin December 1947. After basic training atFort Knox, Kentucky, he was sent toCamp Stonemanin Pittsburg, California, then stationed in U.S.-occupied South Korea between 1948 and 1949. When control of South Korea was turned over to the local government, Joseph was transferred to...

  • Vietnam veteran struggling with PTSD saved by death row dog

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday January 28th, 2014 at 05:41 AM


    Ed is a Vietnam veteran and former Army Sergeant. After decades of coping with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and at the encouragement of his wife, he saved and is saved by an adult dog on death row. Thanks to our partnership with Macomb County Animal Shelterfor helping us make Eds story possible;this is his letter to us.

    I am retired.In 1967-69, I was in the US Army, and did a year in Viet Nam as a recon scout. My year there gave me a lifetime full of bad memories and the stuff that...

  • Sight unseen, Reservist adopts one-eyed cat

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday January 21st, 2014 at 06:47 AM


    Sometimes love at first sight happens sight unseen; this is the case with an Army Reservist and a one-eyed cat named Tycho.

    George has served in the military for more than 20 years and is currently in the Reserves. In May 2013, he adopted a kitten with an infected eye that required surgical removal, but what makes this story even more remarkable is that George made a commitment to save this cat before the two ever met.

    The Army Reservist is assigned to the 416 Theater Engineer Command (TEC)in...

  • Scruffy yet proud, shelter dog completes Army family

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday January 14th, 2014 at 04:09 AM


    She sat and waited in theshelter, seeming to know all she needed was a new coiffure and a bath. Named Proud Mary by the staff, the scruffy little dog was patient and ready for a new life. She seemed to know her rescuers would come along soon. As luck would have it, she was about to join anArmy family.

    That was the day Yanira and Christy walked into the shelter.

    An Army life

    Yanira is a formerArmy National GuardswomanandArmy Reservist. She was raised inPuerto Rico, where in her culture a dog is...