In the desert, a lonely soldier stumbles upon a listless dog. They trade glances. The soldier speaks a few sympathetic words and offers the pathetic pup a pat on the back. The dog whimpers. And in this seemingly mundane exchange, both of their lives are forever changed. In the four-legged creature, the soldier finds companionship, hope and a sense of normalcy that’s been missing in his life since he found his way to Afghanistan. In the soldier, the dog finds safety, comfort and an affection he’s never known. Over the days and months ahead, man and his beloved new best friend form an unbreakable bond made only stronger by the stresses of war, chaos, destruction and discord. And then, it’s time for the soldier to return home - without his battle buddy.

No Dog Gets Left Behind provides financial support to reunite military personnel with the stray animals they found and bonded with while at war - a $4,500-per-pet proposition that includes vaccines, medical treatment, transportation and more. While the financial investment is high, the relief, comfort and joy this program provides soldiers is immeasurable.

How to help? You can support No Dog Gets Left Behind by making a donation or purchasing No Dog Gets Left Behind merchandise - a simple, affordable yet profoundly impactful gesture. If you are interested in volunteering or fundraising, please contact us. Can we count on your help today?

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Philadelphia Event:
Annual Valentine's Charity Event
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel from 7 P.M. – Midnight 

237 S. Broad Street
Overture Room & Symphony Ballroom (3rd Floor) 
Live band performance by POWERi, raffle prizes, silent auction, hor d'oeuvres, and special guest speaker Pen Farthing, Nowzad - 2014 CNN Hero of the Year.

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Anisa who will be reunited with her solider, SPC Gerardo from Florida.

Anisa's soldier tells us: "One afternoon I saw Anisa happily carrying a bag of bagels that she found in a trash bin. I was surprised and curious of how she was able to get inside the FOB and how she had managed to survive for so long. I couldn't resist to get her something more filling so I headed to the dining facility and got her a piece of chicken breast. I approached her cautiously since I didn't know how she would react but to my surprise she greeted me with utmost friendliness.

From that day on every time I had a meal I would grab an extra plate for her. Eventually she became my team's pet and everyone fed her all kind of snacks. During that month and half that we spent there she gained a few pounds.

A week after I met her and knew that she would be a great companion due to her friendliness, playfulness, and gentleness, I started working on the arrangements required for her rescue. We were the last team scheduled to operate in that fob so after our departure she was going to be on her own without any means of sustenance."