of No Dog Gets Left Behind, at annual charity event.
was a simple act really. After the death of my much-loved dog Ralphie in
October 2009, I began looking for a way to honor his memory. In my online
search, I came across the Military Channel’s No Dog Left Behind documentary
about the efforts to reunite military personnel with animals they found and
bonded with while at war. During the hour-long program, I realized the deep
bonds that are formed between wartime soldiers and their battle
power of human-animal bond to comfort, heal, and inspire the best in people in
the worst situations; to find their humanity in the midst of dehumanizing
conditions.” – Military Channel.
honor of Ralphie and in honor of all the men and woman who bravely defend our
freedom each day, I founded No Dog Gets Left Behind, a 501(c)(3) non profit dedicated to
providing financial support to reunite military personnel with the stray
animals they found and bonded with while at war. The dollars raised are given
to organizations who coordinate the complicated logistics and transportation
requirements to reunite these beloved pets with the soldier or soldier’s family
back here in the States. These important animals not only help our heroes in
the war zone, but they also help them readjust to life back home after combat.
2014, No Dog Gets Left Behind expanded our mission by introducing our Save a Dog, Save a Veteran program, to provide therapy-trained rescue dogs to veterans suffering from PTSD. Dogs from war-torn countries are
brought to the U.S. for veterans trying to adjust to life back home. The dogs receive special training to become a therapy dog for U.S. Veteran
suffering with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
In 2016, recognizing the role animals play in healing, relieving stress, and bringing love into the lives of our heroes, we again expanded the No Dog mission and service to our military and companion animals. In addition to making re-unions possible, we are now facilitating new unions. We are partnering with three area PSPCAs to cover the adoption fee for qualified active military and veterans who give a forever home to a shelter pet.
donation or purchase of a No Dog Gets Left Behind T-Shirt will go a long
way in helping us succeed in this endeavor.
Thank you for your support!