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...]

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...]

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...]