Twice surrendered by military family, Peyton needs a home

Peyton

  Every day we get heartbreaking pleas for help. As a small charity we can't help everyone, but we try where we can. Last night we got a call from the Rescue Coordinator at the Austin Animal Center in Texas. While not one of our shelter partners, they shared the tale of Peyton, a loyal, energetic dog who was twice surrendered by his military family. Because he's a dobie/lab mix, about 65 pounds and six years old, none of the Center's usual rescue partners will take him. Peyton needs our help. Austin Animal Center is an open-intake facility, which means that they must take all … [Read more...]

Love at first cuddle

adele

Four-paw salute to Adele and her honorably adopted (and quite adorable!) pooch Crown Royal! This curly-haired bundle is an adult mixed breed that Adele and her family rescued from one of our newest shelter partners, the Arizona Animal Welfare League in Phoenix. It's pictures like this that express what Pets for Patriots is all about: uniting at-risk shelter pets with veterans, to the benefit of both pet and person. Wishing Adele and Crown Royal many happy tails! … [Read more...]

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

davey

  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!

davey again

  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...]

Texas Cowboy needs a new home

texas cowboy

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...]

What’s happening!

It's been a little too long since I wrote on our blog; time is really flying! Been very busy behind the scenes. Here's what we've been up to lately: … [Read more...]

Have Faith, will prevail

Faith

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...]

How pets can help military kids

military kid

A newly released study by the American Academy of Pediatrics says that children in military families suffer various emotional and behavioral stresses at twice the rate of kids living in civilian households. … [Read more...]