The primary mission of Puppy Rescue Mission (PRM) is to fundraise and bring home the ‘battle buddies’ of our military men and women deployed overseas. While PRM’s primary mission is to assist service members and their companions, PRM will also, from time to time, find a forever home for a stray animal.
Thanks to a grant from GreaterGood.org funded by the iHeartDogs.com community, PRM transported four animals stateside and to their military person.
“Smokey was abandoned by his mother as the runt of the litter. His four litter mates remained with her, but Smokey was chased off to fend for himself. As a smart little guy, he worked his puppy charms and has since become the Entry Control Point (ECP) dog. He enjoys helping to lift the gates and sniffing people who enter the compound. He’s a sweet boy who desperately needs a bath and a warm bed to sleep on.
“Getting to see him every day is a sunny spot in an otherwise dusty place. This is my first deployment in a unique, often stressful job, and Smokey makes me (and my teammates!) feel a little less homesick. He has become reliant on the guards at the ECP to care for him, and I know that when we leave, he’ll have to fend for himself again. I’d like to take care of him, so he isn’t abandoned yet again.”
– Smokey’s Soldier
We know what a difference a dog can make in the life of a veteran. When you buy anything from the Pets & Vets collection in the iHeartDogs store, you help pair a veteran with a service or shelter dog – or in this case – help soldiers give a home to a dog they meet while overseas.
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