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...]

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...]

Fundraising fun


We had our first fundraiser on Saturday, barely two days after our site launch. I need a serious nap. … [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...]

How pets can help military kids

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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...]

Break out the Kleenex!

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Did you know…

locked up dog

  ...That half of dogs and 70% of cats in shelters are killed, simply because no one adopts them? ...Between 6-8 million dogs and cats are placed into shelters every year in the U.S.? ...Which means that about 4 million pets are killed each year due to lack of adoptive homes? ...And adult dogs face the highest risk of dying in shelters? But... … [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...]



  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...]

Copy that

Still in Vancouver, WA with our crack web design team. Today I'm working on web copy for our phase one website launch. Chained to my desk and laptop, listening to my iPod and - natch - consulting Thesaurus.com from time to time for that occasional 'just right' word. I think the best strategy is to simply tell it like it is. Nothing fancy, complicated or contrived - just the plain, straight up, dog-gone truth (pun intended) about how our charity will add meaning to the lives of both pets and patriots. Ok, enough procrastinating... back to work! … [Read more...]

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