Meet Barley: possible the best dog ever

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  We're going to experiment with ways to highlight some very special pets at shelter partners, pets that for one reason or another just aren't getting adopted - in spite of being truly wonderful animals. Today we focus on Barley, a German Shepherd/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix in Connecticut who is available through our partner Outreach To Pets In Need (OPIN), which works in cooperation with Stamford Animal Care & Control. Maybe you, or someone you know, will be his forever home. … [Read more...]

The first time I saw Red

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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...]

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...]

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

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  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...]

Lost in North Carolina: find Davey!

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  Last week I was over the moon when one of our member Patriots and his family adopted a four year-old dog who was abused and neglected by his previous owner. Just two short days later, Davey took off into the woods near Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. We need to help this family bring Davey home safe and sound immediately. Davey is between 60-70 pounds and was last seen wearing a bright green collar with a six foot red leash. Because of his previous abuse, he does not bark and is averse to strangers, though he is not aggressive and has a gentle nature. Davey has heartworms and … [Read more...]

Petey the pittie needs a new home

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  This just in: a beautiful, 2-1/2 year old pit bull given up by its New York City owners who simply "did not want him anymore." Thankfully, our friend Dan and his wife took in the dog, but because of a pit bull ban in their building they had him vetted and are paying for him to be boarded. A generous, but not long-term solution. Someone out there is deserving of this wonderful animal. Read on to learn about Petey... … [Read more...]

Save Peyton and Bear!

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As you know, we often step in to help people (and pets), even when it's outside of our mission. Today is one of those cases and it's an urgent one. Peyton and Bear are two dogs that were relinquished to the Town Lake Animal Center (TLAC) in Austin, Texas by their owner, who deployed to Iraq with no one to care for the duo. The soldier was not interested in finding a foster family for his pets and, as a result, their time is almost up at TLAC, which is a open-door, kill shelter. The options for these dogs are adoption, rescue or death. If you're interested to adopt, you must contact … [Read more...]

Join us in Denver!

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  Join us for a family-friendly scavenger hunt in Denver on November 7 as we officially launch Pets for Patriots in Colorado! Your mission: to find objects, events and landmarks as you solve clues and capture them with digital cameras that we provide. Then relax at our after-party, where you can share your clue-solving prowess with other teams, celebrate the adventure and win fabulous raffle prizes. While you're there, meet our founder and executive director, as well as our WWII veteran, volunteer and YouTube star Charles Meshel! This is a unique event. Sign up and invite … [Read more...]

Bring Loyalty Home

At 12:01 am EST I submitted this video as part of our application to the Pepsi Refresh Everything grant competition. My hands were literally shaking after I hit 'enter,' hoping we would be one of the first eligible 1,000 entries. Competition just to compete is pretty fierce! We'll know October 1 if we made the cut. In the meantime, a huge THANK YOU to the small army that made this video possible: Our amazing pro bono marketing team at Karsh|Hagan in Denver. These folks developed the concept, storyboards and script, not to mention put up with me over the past several weeks to help make … [Read more...]

Pets for Patriots launches new program with the U.S. Army

The following is an email update sent to our email list subscribers yesterday. Sign up if you're not already so that you can get the latest and greatest delivered to your inbox! *** I'm a little overdue updating you on all the happenings here at Pets for Patriots, so without further ado - here goes! New program with the U.S. Army Recently I met with the Army AW2 Wounded Warrior Program team at Fort Carson, Colorado. These folks provide intensive therapy and assistance to seriously wounded soldiers and help them acclimate to life after active duty. Since that meeting, we're now a member … [Read more...]

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