Letter of appreciation from a Vietnam veteran

With permission, we’re sharing a letter of appreciation we received from a Vietnam veteran  who was inspired to donate to our cause after witnessing the bond between his friend – a Pets for Patriots adopter named Bob, who suffers with PTSD – and his honorably adopted dog, Trust. The letter is addressed to our founder and executive director, Beth Zimmerman.

Dear Beth,

I applaud your effort on behalf of our patriots. I am writing this note a a result of seeing Bob at our Charlie Co. 1st Division Vietnam reunion.

Trust is a great companion for Bob and a match made in heaven. The connection is unbelievable. Bob’s PTSD manifested itself during our visit, but Trust was there to help. I spent a lot of time with them during the reunion. Trust was a major hit!

I am making a small contribution, not only in Bob’s name, but also another Vietnam buddy, Bobby Joe, who was a great friend that I am indebted to. I hope this helps. I plan on making future contributions and will also spread the word of your organization. Please let me know how I can be of assistance.

May G-d bless you, and keep up the great work!

Best regards,



  1. To ALL Vietnam Veterans…

    Great Story.

  2. Marsha Collins says:

    Thats a great story. Wish with all my heart you all would have had a better welcome home and the help you all needed once you got here. I thank each and every one of you for your service including the ones who didnt make it home. God bless you all. Thanks to Pets for Patriots for all you do. You rescue these wonderful pets so they may rescue our Patriots. Now thats a match made in heaven. THANK-YOU!!!

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