Ask the VA, Pets For Patriots & Humane Society; Work to Adopt Shelter Dogs For Service & Therapy

  • By: SUE LEE
  • Target: The VA, Pets for Patriots, Humane Society and Animal Shelters Worldwide

Please sign and share this petition everywhere possible as an effort to get shelters under the Humane Society to pair up with the Pets for Patriots and rescue dogs that could be suitable to train as service and therapy dogs for retired vets. Many dogs in shelters worldwide end up there for various reasons and a great majority of them, despite their breeds, are very trainable with the loving capacity to learn proper needs in caring for a disabled person like a vet. What better way is there to save dogs and help needy vets at the same time! Please support this cause.

Dogs are sweet intelligent creatures. With their unconditional love for humans, they seem to realize when they have been given a second chance. So many unfortunate pets end up in shelters for various reasons, just waited for that chance to find a new home and purpose in life; returning the favor tenfold.

It is a proven fact that some dogs of multiple breeds have been adopted from shelters and trained to be a service dog to a needy vet, such as Charlotte, an adult dog who rescued her savior, a Coast Guard veteran, Al, from the grips of his depression. Charlotte is a four-year old Pug-Beagle mix, not your typical therapy or service dog, but Al's right-hand companion.

Al and Charlotte are just one example of how shelters can work closely with Pets for Patriots for the good of a dog and a needy vet. Growing up in Michigan, Al and his family always owned dogs. As an adult, this Coast Guard veteran thought about, but never owned a dog until he watched a segment on television about the Pets for Patriots program. “They did a really thorough job explaining how the Pets for Patriots program works and the way they make pet adoptions affordable for veterans. After watching that piece, I thought ‘why not me?’”

Of course he never thought of a Puggle as a service and companion dog until he met and fell in love with Charlotte, who was a petite 22 pound dog. Al immediately realized the benefits of adopting a mature dog. Apparently Charlotte had been house-trained and received some basic obedience training in her previous home.“She’s well-mannered and loves to give kisses. She knows I’m a pushover, but really, I have no complaints. She’s changed my life. I enjoy our walks, spending time outdoors with her, watching TV with her.” As a bonus, Charlotte has become sensitized to Al’s bouts with depression, trying harder during tough times to lift his spirits.

Al wants to pass the word on to other veterans that a service/companion pet from Pets for Patriots in conjunction with shelters can save the life of a deserving animal while at the same time completing the life of a needy veteran. Many other loving, intelligent dogs of multiple breeds end up in so many shelters worldwide; dogs that can provide a service and lots of love to a retired veteran with depression, PTSD and other disabilities. Frequently these dogs aren't given a second chance to help a human and many vets live their lives in hopeless despair. Save the life of a dog and help needy veterans everywhere.

Please sign and share this petition everywhere possible as an effort to get shelters under the Humane Society to pair up with the Pets for Patriots and rescue dogs that could be suitable to train as service and therapy dogs for retired vets. Many dogs in shelters worldwide end up there for various reasons and a great majority of them, despite their breeds, are very trainable with the loving capacity to learn proper needs in caring for a disabled person like a vet. What better way is there to save dogs and help needy vets at the same time! Please support this cause.

 

 


The VA, Pets for Patriots, Humane Society and Animal Shelters Worldwide - So many shelters become overcrowded with pets for one reason or another and it is very sad that many of them are disregarded as insignificant; often times the dogs lose their lives because of over crowdedness!!! Many pets have so much they can offer and imagine the service they can provide a retired, depressed or disabled veteran. Implement a program that can create a partnership with shelters across the world and the Pets for Patriots to adopt many of these unfortunate dogs, train them and pair them up with a veteran. So many veterans suffer with PTSD and depression when trying to return to civilian life; many taking their own lives in their darkest of moments. Dogs have a very special trait and are very therapeutic. Such a program would not only save the life of the numerous dogs left in shelters and a very needy veteran. Please consider such a plan for the life and happiness of shelter dogs and veterans.

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