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...]

ISO U.S. soldiers from September 2008 Taliban conflict

We received a request from a best-selling author to connect with soldiers engaged in the joint U.S.-Australian-Afghan National Army battle with the Taliban in September 2008 near Ana Kalay in Uruzgan province. If you can help, read on. And if you can't, pass it along - maybe someone you know can. … [Read more...]

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...]

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