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...]

US soldiers from 9/2008 Afghan conflict

Back in September, we relayed a request from Sandra, an Australian author who is looking for United States soldiers from a particular September 2008 Afghanistan conflict. If you know anyone in this unit, or can help Sandra connect to the brave folks she'd like to interview, please contact her directly. Many thanks; woot!! … [Read more...]

Join us in Denver!

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  Join us for a family-friendly scavenger hunt in Denver on November 7 as we officially launch Pets for Patriots in Colorado! Your mission: to find objects, events and landmarks as you solve clues and capture them with digital cameras that we provide. Then relax at our after-party, where you can share your clue-solving prowess with other teams, celebrate the adventure and win fabulous raffle prizes. While you're there, meet our founder and executive director, as well as our WWII veteran, volunteer and YouTube star Charles Meshel! This is a unique event. Sign up and invite … [Read more...]

ISO U.S. soldiers from September 2008 Taliban conflict

We received a request from a best-selling author to connect with soldiers engaged in the joint U.S.-Australian-Afghan National Army battle with the Taliban in September 2008 near Ana Kalay in Uruzgan province. If you can help, read on. And if you can't, pass it along - maybe someone you know can. … [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...]

Remembering WWII

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Charles and his main squeeze after our video shoot Yesterday we held an all-day video shoot starring Charles, our family member, volunteer and WWII veteran. Even though he's shared some of his war memories before, it's entirely different to capture them on film. Maybe it's because we know that his incredible stories, til now shared with only a select few, will be heard by countless others. Maybe it's because recording them somehow makes them real for us, for those that didn't live through that war. … [Read more...]

Pets for Patriots launches new program with the U.S. Army

The following is an email update sent to our email list subscribers yesterday. Sign up if you're not already so that you can get the latest and greatest delivered to your inbox! *** I'm a little overdue updating you on all the happenings here at Pets for Patriots, so without further ado - here goes! New program with the U.S. Army Recently I met with the Army AW2 Wounded Warrior Program team at Fort Carson, Colorado. These folks provide intensive therapy and assistance to seriously wounded soldiers and help them acclimate to life after active duty. Since that meeting, we're now a member … [Read more...]

Google this!

Admit it: sometimes you Google yourself just to see what others might be saying about you. Well we do it pretty regularly here at Pets for Patriots, and were pleasantly surprised to find this great article about us! Enjoy... … [Read more...]

Connecting veterans with animals in need

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Thanks to HALO Purely for Pets Blog for publishing our post on how our program connects veterans, wounded soldiers and service members with adult shelter pets in need. Read, enjoy and please share! … [Read more...]

Help Seleen find her new home

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We received a call yesterday from a veteran referred to us by the Fort Carson Army AW2 Wounded Warrior Program, who is no longer able to care for Seleen, the beautiful dog pictured here. While we don't normally get involved in rehoming pets for individuals, if called upon we'll always try help out in some way. Seleen (just like the Mustang!) is a sweet, well-trained, eight year-old pit bull. She's up to date on all of her shots and currently lives in Pueblo, Colorado. Someone in her community is willing and able to give Seleen her forever home, where she can live out her remaining years … [Read more...]

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