Memorial Day countdown: Monday

Every day this week and up til Memorial Day, we'll share a favorite military quote on our Facebook fan page and ask you to do the same.  Today's quote:  "Live for something rather than die for nothing." George Patton   Tell us your favorite military quote either by commenting on this post or on our Facebook fan page! … [Read more...]

Trip to Denver & Colorado Springs

Lindsay, Justin, Marissa, Megan

As usual, overdue in writing about some recent happenings here at Pets for Patriots. One of our most exciting ventures was an April trip to Denver and Colorado Springs, during which I met with the good folks at Fort Carson Army Base. … [Read more...]

Supporting our wounded warriors

Real Warriors

  Exciting news! We've been invited and accepted to be a national partner of the Real Warriors Campaign, a national, multiyear public education campaign sponsored by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE). … [Read more...]

Read our interview in the Veteran Journal

Okay, I admit it. I've been the laziest blogger on the planet. Between running the charity, tweeting on Twitter and friending on Facebook (not to mention running a small business), I sometimes (read: usually) forget to blog. My bad.At least today I have some happy news to share. I was interviewed by Veteran Journal; read all about it here. Our thanks to the good folks there for profiling us. While you're on their site, check out the wonderful information and resources they have for veterans and their families. Woot! … [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...]

Pets for Patriots has arrived!

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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


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


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...]