Pets For Patriots

Pets For Patriots

NO MORE VETERANS IN NEED, NO MORE HOMELESS PETS
Our vision is to end animal homelessness in the United States while giving our military veterans and their families the greatest “thank you” of all: the extraordinary love of a companion pet.

We can make this happen through our nationwide shelter and veterinary networks, military and veteran organizations, and a public that values the lives of both the most vulnerable and heroic among us.

OUR MISSION IS TO GIVE THE GIFTS OF FIDELITY, JOY AND LOVE TO BOTH VETERAN AND PET THROUGH COMPANION ANIMAL ADOPTION
Our mission is like no other because we are serving the men and women of the most extraordinary military of the most exceptional nation in the world. The ways we think, act and deliver are all in support of fulfilling our mission:

COLLABORATE WITH THE ANIMAL WELFARE COMMUNITY
Build a nationwide network of shelter/rescue and veterinary partners who share our values and vision

GIVE HOPE TO THE HOPELESS
Find loving homes for the most overlooked sheltered animals: adult, special needs, and long-term homeless pets, and large breed dogs

BE A LEADING VOICE FOR SHELTERED ANIMALS
Educate the military community and the public about the plight of animals surrendered to shelters, promoting companion pet adoption as the only humane and responsible alternative to buying or breeding animals

HELP VETERANS AFFORD A NEW PET FRIEND
Reduce the overall costs of pet guardianship to prevent veterans from returning their adopted pets to the shelter due to short-term financial hardship

SHARE OUR LOVE
Provide ongoing support – moral, educational, and financial – to nurture the healing bonds between veterans and their adopted companion pets

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Stop Soldier Suicide

Stop Soldier Suicide was founded by U.S. Army veterans Brian Kinsella, Nick Black, and Craig Gridelli in 2010 amid the worst suicide crisis our military has ever seen.

What we do

Stop Soldier Suicide empowers the military community by providing free resources and support to all past and present military and their families through an established, comprehensive, trusted network of individuals and organizations that meet the complex needs of the military community and are capable of anticipating and mitigating suicide risk factors, promoting resiliency, inspiring hope, and encouraging healing and personal growth.

Our resources include:

Mental health
Emergency financial aid
Housing assistance
PTSD and/or TBI referrals
Alternative therapies (HBOT, art therapy, equine therapy, etc.)
Education / GI Bill assistance
…and much more.

Why it matters

On average, 22 veterans and active duty service members are lost to suicide every day — and hundreds of thousands more struggle with mental and physical issues. This crisis impacts military from every generation and branch of service, as well as their family members.

Who we serve

Stop Soldier Suicide provides free resources and support to all past and present military and their families.

What makes us different

When you reach out to Stop Soldier Suicide, you’ll speak with a case manager who will work to identify your specific needs and connect you with resources that can help.

We track your progress over the course of 24 months, during which time we speak with you one-on-one no less than 10 times.

Get involved

YOU can provide mission-critical support to help Stop Soldier Suicide. Here’s how to get involved.
Download our info sheet

Click here to download a printable one-sheet with information about Stop Soldier Suicide.

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Next Step Service Dogs

The mission of Next Step Service Dogs is to empower positive change for active duty, veterans and first responders (clients) with invisible disabilities such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) through the use of expertly-trained service dogs.
These amazing dogs enable the clients to take the next step forward in their lives.

Next Step Service Dogs vision is threefold:

Increase the number of service dogs that serve our men and women in uniform.
Provide job and career opportunities for our clients so that they can serve as trainers to further enhance the bonds and effectiveness of our trainer-dog-client teams.
Open Next Step Service Dogs training chapters throughout the country.

The service dogs that NSSD provides greatly improve the clients’ quality of life, independence, and the sense of being unconditionally loved, respected and protected. NSSD service dogs are trained to perform specific tasks and to work as described by the American Disabilities Act (ADA).

Standard service dog tasks include getting help, turning on lights, balance support, and retrieval. NSSD dogs are psychiatric service dogs with tasks that include helping our clients gauge dangers. The dogs also provide reassurance, which allows our clients to learn to trust and care again, and maybe smile for the first time in months or even years.

If you or someone you know to could be helped by Next Step Service Dogs, FOLLOW THIS LINK TO LEARN MORE

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