Pets for Patriots takes it message on the road!

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My ho-hum SUV is no longer; it's been officially transformed into the Pets for Patriots mobile! Endless thanks to everyone who helped make it happen: Our amazing pro bono team at Karsh\Hagan designed the graphics to eye-catching effect; give these Mile High city folks a big hand (or paw)! Annin Flagmakers and American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), our awesome co-sponsors and long-term supporters Our friends at Dynamic Wraps, whose high-tech, high-touch artistry brought our vision to life (okay, larger than life)! So without further ado, here's our "new" wheels...   … [Read more...]

Success! Pets for Patriots mobile is sponsored!


  Thanks to everyone who "liked" our friends Annin Flagmakers and American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) on Facebook this week. Our goal was to generate a total of 1,100 new "likes" between the two, as each promised to donate $1 to our cause to help pay for transforming our ho-hum used SUV into a stylin' Pets for Patriots mobile. While we fell short of our goal, we think the holiday spirit prevailed: Annin and AAHA have decided to jointly sponsor our vehicle graphics!! Hoorah!! And for icing on the cake, Dynamic Wraps is fitting us into their busy, year-end schedule on … [Read more...]

“Like” this? Love this! Sponsors compete to help Pets for Patriots


We're thrilled to announce that not one, but now two of our existing sponsors are vying to donate our vehicle graphics to transform our ho-hum used SUV into a must-see Pets for Patriots mobile! This week only, both Annin Flagmakers and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) will each donate $1 to our cause for every new Facebook "like" they receive. We're so excited that our mission has inspired such wonderful partners to throw their hats into the ring in the spirit of friendly competition. We don't just "like" this idea, we love it - and hope you do too! … [Read more...]

Donate $1 to Pets for Patriots with each new Facebook “like” for Annin Flagmakers


It doesn't get easier than this. For each new Facebook "like" for Annin Flagmakers made by December 17, Annin will donate $1 to Pets for Patriots. Our goal is 1,100 new "likes" to cover the cost of transforming our used SUV into a Pets for Patriots mobile, complete with vehicle graphics installed by our friends at Dynamic Wraps. Annin Flagmakers is the world's oldest and largest flag manufacturer in the United States. Family owned and operated since 1847, they produce more than 30 million flags every year. And not just Old Glory: custom, state, international, sports, nautical and religious … [Read more...]

The first time I saw Red


This is the first in a series of guest posts from one of our member Patriots, Bobby, a disabled veteran in Florida who brought a big, goofy dog named Red into her life. ***** The first time I saw Red I was still very upset about Pooh. Remember I said I had cried at the shelter. Red was in his pen and I was petting him through the wire. He kept licking my hand and I felt no fear. Red is a big boy, and to some I would  think a little intimidating. The next time I went back to the shelter, while I was petting Red they came to take him for his photo. For some reason Red was terrified. He laid … [Read more...]

Design our Pets for Patriots mobile!


Huge kudos to our amazing team at Karsh\Hagan in Denver for their tireless creative flair. We're narrowed our 'ad on wheels' design down to a few finalists, but would love for our friends and fans to weigh in with their favorites. Add your comment at the end of this post or tell us what you think on our Facebook fan page. Next week we'll announce the winning design and our friends at Dynamic Wraps will make it happen! Side 1, option a:   Side 1, option b: Side 1, option c:   Side 2, option a:   Side 2, option b:   Rear, … [Read more...]

Letter to our friends

It's been a great first year at Pets for Patriots! Read my year-end letter to our friends, supporters and partners... … [Read more...]

US soldiers from 9/2008 Afghan conflict

Back in September, we relayed a request from Sandra, an Australian author who is looking for United States soldiers from a particular September 2008 Afghanistan conflict. If you know anyone in this unit, or can help Sandra connect to the brave folks she'd like to interview, please contact her directly. Many thanks; woot!! … [Read more...]

Happy ending to Davey’s not-so-excellent adventure


  It's been nearly two weeks since Davey was adopted and then, without warning, took off into the North Carolina woods near Camp Lejeune. I'm thrilled to report that as of last night, Davey is back home with his new family! … [Read more...]