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Charity Flies Soldier’s “Battle Buddies” To The USA

You may have read other posts about how our partnership with Greater Good helps pair disabled veterans with service dogs. But that’s not the only way we help soldiers and dogs! Bruder and Fratello are two mixed breed puppies who were lucky enough to meet a very special serviceman while he was stationed in Lebanon. Thanks to our customers, Greater Good and Puppy Rescue Mission, these pups and their brave soldier are together in the USA!

The pair were the only two surviving puppies of a litter of seven. The soldier wrote about his time with them in Lebanon:

“When I first arrived they were maybe a little over a month old and within about 6 weeks they were the last two remaining. I decided that I would do my best to make sure they would feel loved at least once in their life for the time I was here.

From that point on our friendship has continued to grow from feeding them every night and teaching them patience to playing in the snow and going on runs together. They are getting a little too big to fit in my lap now, but that doesn’t stop them from trying and curling up for a nap.

They have been the highlights of my days here and its with the heaviest of hearts that I will have to leave them.”

The serviceman knew that after his departure Bruder and Fratello would be sentenced to a life of scavenging for food and dodging rocks thrown by locals. He desperately longed to rescue them from this fate by bringing them to the USA.

Thanks to a donation from iHeartDogs – made possible by your purchases – Greater Good was able to grant the funds needed for Puppy Rescue Mission to fly these two “battle buddies” to America!

They will now spend the remainder of their lives in safety and love with their trusted soldier!


All Photos c/o Greater Good/Puppy Rescue Mission

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Written by Dina Fantegrossi
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