De-stressing shelter dogs

Just a quick micro-post to share with you a terrific article on one shelter's efforts to reduce stress-driven dog barking and, as a result, make dogs in their charge more adoptable. Read it and let me know what you think! … [Read more...]

Texas Cowboy needs a new home

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From time to time we get asked to help with things that are outside of our mission, and we help where we can. Today I received a call from the pregnant wife of a deployed Texas soldier who needs to rehome their darling lab/pit mix, Cowboy. … [Read more...]

Justice needs a home

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Folks, we have a request from the Army to help spread the word and find Justice a new home. He's an adorable 8-month old brindle boxer living near Fort Bragg, NC whose owner will be deploying to Germany and must find a new, forever home for Justice by the end of August. Please read the appeal below, help directly if you can and - if you cannot - please circulate this post among your friends, coworkers, family and neighbors. Let's help this soldier find her beloved pet a loving family: … [Read more...]

Help Seleen find her new home

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We received a call yesterday from a veteran referred to us by the Fort Carson Army AW2 Wounded Warrior Program, who is no longer able to care for Seleen, the beautiful dog pictured here. While we don't normally get involved in rehoming pets for individuals, if called upon we'll always try help out in some way. Seleen (just like the Mustang!) is a sweet, well-trained, eight year-old pit bull. She's up to date on all of her shots and currently lives in Pueblo, Colorado. Someone in her community is willing and able to give Seleen her forever home, where she can live out her remaining years … [Read more...]

Dogs making a difference

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Big woof to the folks at FIDO Blog for writing about how Pets for Patriots came into being and what we're trying to accomplish through military pet adoptions. Read, share and get in touch with us if you can help us do our good works! … [Read more...]

Interview with our founder!

I Love Rescue Animals

Thanks to I Love Rescue Animals for posting a great interview with our founder and executive director (hey, that's me!), and for choosing us as their featured organization for the month of March. We're thrilled! I Love Rescue Animals is the brainchild of two enterprising young women, Ashley and Nikki, and their quest to reduce animal homelessness through spay/neuter advocacy and support for animal shelters. So head on over, put your feet up and read all about us! … [Read more...]

Our first rescue!

Well, ok - not the kind we set out to make, but any time we can save an animal from an uncertain or unwanted fate, it's a good day. Driving back to Pets HQ I spotted a greyhound trotting (ok, more like galloping) across a busy, six-way intersection. Ok, I thought, this can't be good. The dog had a collar and tags - not to mention a spiffy bandana - and I made the very first legal U-turn. … [Read more...]

Dog found after three years!

Love this story: a now eight-year old Beagle disappeared from his house; naturally, his owners assumed the worst. Fast-forward three long years: the dog was found on the Appalachian trail and returned to his home. Thankfully he had a chip and was able to be identified, once found. Watch the video - a great story!   … [Read more...]

Fundraising fun

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We had our first fundraiser on Saturday, barely two days after our site launch. I need a serious nap. … [Read more...]

Have Faith, will prevail

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Thanks to Dan, a leading member of our legal team, for bringing this great story to our attention. It's about a two-legged dog, rejected and abused by its mother, that was given a new lease on life by a loving military family. The dog, appropriately named Faith, has become something of a celebrity at military bases and hospitals around the country. She's learned to walk upright and does many of the things that any four-legged bowser can do. Most of all, she's an inspiration to people who grapple with injury, infirmity and disability of their own - and shows how a little Faith can go a long … [Read more...]