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  • Three-strike dog makes home run with retired Navy veteran

    from Pets for Patriots

    Thursday November 13th, 2014 at 06:12 AM


    Meli was a shelter dog with three strikes against her who scored a definite home run when she was adopted by a retired Navy veteran in Virginia.

    For her entire life Gail always had pets. Growing up in Fayetteville, New York it was at least two dogs at all times, yet it took four years from the death of her last dog in 2010 for the retired Navy veteran to feel ready to welcomeanother dog to her family.

    Deployments and dogs and cats, oh my!

    During her long careerin the Navy, Gail saw the world....

  • Five ways to honor our military veterans

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday November 11th, 2014 at 11:28 AM


    At Pets for Patriots, every day is Veterans Day, but the holiday offers a wonderful opportunity to share a few ways that you can make a difference in the lives of military veterans every day of the year:

    Visit sick, injured and elderly veterans:many veterans in hospitals, nursing or retirement homes struggle with loneliness and depression, and would welcome someone coming by for a visit. While you can ask the staff beforehand if personal care items or home-baked goods are permitted, the...

  • In like a lamb: tale of “the perfect dog”

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday November 4th, 2014 at 06:31 AM


    The dictionary defines lamb as one who is gentle and innocent, words that describe the perfect doghonorably adopted by Michael, a career Air Force veteran, as a promise to his young daughter. She wanted to provethat she could be responsible to care for a pet of her own, and even spent her allowance to help pay for the dogsadoption fee.

    Our thanks to Michael for sharingtheir story. Emma, the perfect dog

    I stood there, holding Emma while I signed the paperwork and reflected on her past five...

  • Instincts bond Purple Heart Vietnam veteran and once-abused dog

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday October 28th, 2014 at 06:21 AM


    Trying to adjust to a civilian lifestyle became a painful challenge for Timothy, a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient whose only refuge lay with the many dogs and cats that he brought into his life after the war. Even now, he describes those animals as the only friends I had.

    Tragically, this refuge was taken away from Timothy when his wife at the time got rid of his pets against his will.

    Years later, Timothy has found solace and comfort again in Melanie, an intensely caring and loyal...

  • 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...

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