Veteran’s dying wish fulfilled: a home for Gizmo

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  By now you probably know the twists and turns of Gizmo, the little Shih Tzu dog pictured above, left homeless when his only family - an elderly, dying Korean War veteran -  asked us to fulfill his dying wish. In spite of a tremendous and frantic effort to find the dog a new home while his current caretaker was still alive, the veteran died without knowing where his beloved companion would end up. Many people contacted us and applied to our shelter partner, Rancho Coastal Humane Society, to give Gizmo a new leash on life. Each had their own stories, and reasons why they would be the … [Read more...]

Dying veteran seeks home for beloved dog

Gizmo

It's with a heavy heart that I write this post. An elderly veteran in hospice care near San Diego, California wants to ensure his beloved dog Gizmo has a new home. The gentleman has about a month to live and make arrangements for Gizmo, his only remaining family. I was contacted by the veteran's hospice social worker to help find that special individual or family who will honor this hero's wishes and give Gizmo a wonderful life. Gizmo is a seven year-old male Shih Tzu with an incredibly sweet and gentle temperament. While he now lives harmoniously with a cat, it's unknown if he likes all … [Read more...]

Adopt Ty: smarts and spunk!

Adopt Ty

From time to time, we focus on special pets in the care of our adoption partners that need a little extra help finding their forever homes. Ty is one such pet: a beautiful, intelligent, loving and well-trained dog whose need for activity is outgrowing his New York City foster home. Ty needs an individual or family that has access to the outdoors and wants a great activity partner. Check out Ty's video and learn more about this wonderful animal, who is Pets for Patriots eligible and avilable through our partner, OPIN in Stamford, Connecticut. … [Read more...]

Thousands of feral cats get unexpected treat

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Yes, it's been a long time since our last post, and we have lots of catching up to do. But til then, we're proud to announce our role in inspiring a major donation of healthy, nutritious food to help thousands of feral cats in the Washington, DC area. Read all about it! … [Read more...]