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...]

Pets for Patriots has arrived!

pets for patriots

We're excited to announce the official launch of Pets for Patriots! Our website is now live, so take the time to visit, learn, shop, connect, share and make a donation. No contribution is too small. In future posts I'll share how we got to this amazing moment. For now, we'll simply express our heartfelt thanks to all those whose generosity and spirit made this possible. Enjoy! And tell us what you think; we'd love to hear from you. … [Read more...]

We salute the Jewish War Veterans!

Yesterday I went to the monthly breakfast meeting of the Jewish War Veterans Chwatsky-Farber Post #717 in Oceanside, New York, along with my mother and Charles, her partner and a WWII veteran. … [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...]

Giving thanks

grateful

As we approach Thanksgiving we'd like to share the things for which we are grateful: The millions of people around the country who dedicate themselves to ending animal homelessness. Fresh evidence that companion animals deliver real emotional and physical health benefits to people of all ages and stages of life. Recognition within the armed forces that pets are an integral and important part of military families. Growth of pet fostering, which provides short- and long-term temporary homes to pets in need, including those of military members who are deployed overseas. Greater public … [Read more...]

Pets for Patriots is here!

On this Veterans Day I'd proud to announce our newly-formed not-for-profit, Pets for Patriots. We create unique opportunities for members of the military community to save a life by honorably adopting adult shelter animals. As we await a determination on tax exemption from the IRS, we invite you to learn about our mission, sign up to receive our emails, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter. Stay tuned... … [Read more...]

Gratitude

gratitude

  It's fitting on this Veterans Day that I'll announce a new not-for-profit organization that will dually honor those who selflessly serve our country and the animals who love them. It was Memorial Day when I just knew I had to bring this charity to life. I had my mother and her boyfriend, Charles, over for a barbecue. Charles is an 89-year young former ball turret gunner - also known as a belly gunner - who served in WWII, flying 33 sorties over enemy territory. After I drove them home and came back to clean up the dishes, I pictured the idea behind Pets for Patriots with … [Read more...]

Our journey begins

Welcome to the blog of Pets for Patriots, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to connecting loyal pets with our country's loyal. We aim to create unique opportunities for members of the military community to save a life by honorably adopting homeless animals. Our mission is to consistently give the gifts of fidelity, joy and companionship to both pet and person. This wonderful journey is just beginning and there's much going on behind the scenes to get our fledgling organization off the ground. This blog will chronicle all those things - big and small - that we have done and … [Read more...]