Pets for Patriots takes it message on the road!

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My ho-hum SUV is no longer; it's been officially transformed into the Pets for Patriots mobile! Endless thanks to everyone who helped make it happen: Our amazing pro bono team at Karsh\Hagan designed the graphics to eye-catching effect; give these Mile High city folks a big hand (or paw)! Annin Flagmakers and American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), our awesome co-sponsors and long-term supporters Our friends at Dynamic Wraps, whose high-tech, high-touch artistry brought our vision to life (okay, larger than life)! So without further ado, here's our "new" wheels...   … [Read more...]

The first time I saw Red

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This is the first in a series of guest posts from one of our member Patriots, Bobby, a disabled veteran in Florida who brought a big, goofy dog named Red into her life. ***** The first time I saw Red I was still very upset about Pooh. Remember I said I had cried at the shelter. Red was in his pen and I was petting him through the wire. He kept licking my hand and I felt no fear. Red is a big boy, and to some I would  think a little intimidating. The next time I went back to the shelter, while I was petting Red they came to take him for his photo. For some reason Red was terrified. He laid … [Read more...]

Letter to our friends

It's been a great first year at Pets for Patriots! Read my year-end letter to our friends, supporters and partners... … [Read more...]

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

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  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!

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  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...]

Petey the pittie needs a new home

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  This just in: a beautiful, 2-1/2 year old pit bull given up by its New York City owners who simply "did not want him anymore." Thankfully, our friend Dan and his wife took in the dog, but because of a pit bull ban in their building they had him vetted and are paying for him to be boarded. A generous, but not long-term solution. Someone out there is deserving of this wonderful animal. Read on to learn about Petey... … [Read more...]

Save Peyton and Bear!

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As you know, we often step in to help people (and pets), even when it's outside of our mission. Today is one of those cases and it's an urgent one. Peyton and Bear are two dogs that were relinquished to the Town Lake Animal Center (TLAC) in Austin, Texas by their owner, who deployed to Iraq with no one to care for the duo. The soldier was not interested in finding a foster family for his pets and, as a result, their time is almost up at TLAC, which is a open-door, kill shelter. The options for these dogs are adoption, rescue or death. If you're interested to adopt, you must contact … [Read more...]

De-stressing shelter dogs

Just a quick micro-post to share with you a terrific article on one shelter's efforts to reduce stress-driven dog barking and, as a result, make dogs in their charge more adoptable. Read it and let me know what you think! … [Read more...]

Texas Cowboy needs a new home

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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...]

Bring Loyalty Home

At 12:01 am EST I submitted this video as part of our application to the Pepsi Refresh Everything grant competition. My hands were literally shaking after I hit 'enter,' hoping we would be one of the first eligible 1,000 entries. Competition just to compete is pretty fierce! We'll know October 1 if we made the cut. In the meantime, a huge THANK YOU to the small army that made this video possible: Our amazing pro bono marketing team at Karsh|Hagan in Denver. These folks developed the concept, storyboards and script, not to mention put up with me over the past several weeks to help make … [Read more...]