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  • Summer pet care tips for dogs and cats

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday June 3rd, 2014 at 06:24 AM

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    Whether its already summer or just feels like it, here are important pet care tips to keep your dogs and cats safe and healthy.

    Heat Heatstroke:Overheating is the primary concern for dogs and cats during the summer, and heatstroke or hyperthermia can occur when a pets temperature reaches 104F or higher. Heatstroke can be fatal, and dogs are particularly susceptible, but is preventable if caught and treated in time. Know thelist of heatstroke symptoms and basic care optionsbefore your pet...
  • Abandoned dog teaches Navy veteran life lessons

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday May 27th, 2014 at 07:23 AM

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    Laila was a down on her luck dog in a New Jersey shelter, but she still had important lessons to share with the Navy veteran who gave her a second chance at life.

    Navy an opportunity for self improvement

    Clarke served in the Navy from 1994-1997, during which time he was often at sea. Like many recruits, he saw military service as a way to improve himself.

    I chose to enter the military to make a positive difference in my life, Clarke recalls.

    The Navy veteran was stationed on theUSS Nimitzand...

  • Help us win $20,000 in the Veterans Charity Challenge

    from Pets for Patriots

    Thursday May 22nd, 2014 at 08:59 AM

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    Were super excited to let you know that were part of Veterans Charity Challenge 2, a fundraising campaign launched by craigconnects, founded by Craig Newmark of craigslist.

    To give back, craigconnects will be donating over $50,000 to organizations like ours focused on causes that honor Americas heroes. The charity that raises the most throughout the Challenge will get a $20,000 donation from craigconnects. Second place gets $10,000, third gets $5,000.

    Were trying to raise as much money as...

  • Shelter dog gives hope to Navy veteran battling chronic depression

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday May 20th, 2014 at 06:42 AM

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    Michael is a Navy veteran who for years has battled chronic depression. His decision to adopt a shelter dog to save his own life in fact saved two his and that of a large mixed breed dog and was more than two years in the making. Thanks to our partnership with Lollypop Farm Humane Society of Greater Rochester for helping make this story possible, as told in Michaels own words.

    Navy gives veteran a sense of purpose and value

    I was a Nuke ELT in the Navy.

    After my training I spent the rest of...

  • Hero Tails: stories worth sharing

    from Pets for Patriots

    Wednesday May 14th, 2014 at 08:24 AM

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    This month and through July 4th were honoring shelter pets by featuring their tales of hope and perseverance. Hero Tails showcases the stories of five brave pets who we hope will inspire others to adopt and support homeless pets in their communities.

    In the next couple of weeks, youll get to know our featured shelter pets Lulu, Willow, Professor Plum, Kratos and Thanos, and many others that are in the care of our shelter and rescue partners across the country. Join us on our social media ...

  • Calm, cool canine helps Army veteran make connections

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday May 13th, 2014 at 06:58 AM

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    A homeless canine with a cool demeanor was just what one Army veteran needed to step out of her comfort zone and start making connections with the best friend I could have hoped for.

    Cats before canine

    Mary grew up in Maine and joined the United States Army after graduating high school in 1978. She was sent to Massachusetts, Texas, and Georgia, and spent two years in Germany working inmilitary intelligenceat a post on the East German border. She continued moving around after leaving the...

  • Love at first sight for disabled veteran and stray dog

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday May 6th, 2014 at 08:55 AM

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    It was mutual love at first sight for a disabled Air Force veteran battling near-constant pain from advanceddegenerative arthritisand the little nine-pound stray dog, aptly named Angel, who brought much needed hope and healing.

    Michael was looking for a canine companion to share his life and help distract him from the crippling pain he experiences every day. Because his arthritis makes it difficult for him to lift more than 20-25 pounds, he knew that only a small dog would fit the bill.

    The Air...

  • Army soldier combats loneliness with “the perfect dog”

    from Pets for Patriots

    Tuesday April 29th, 2014 at 09:07 AM

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    As a young Army soldier, Frank was not prepared for the loneliness he faced when he and his wife were relocated by the military to a place where the pair had no family or friends. In true Army strong spirit, he battled the blues by adopting a homeless hound who would become the perfect dog.

    A passion to serve

    In 2012, Frank joined the United States Army as aWatercraft Engineer. Afterattending basic trainingatFort Jacksonin South Carolina, he and his wife relocated to Newport News, Virginia,...

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