On May 23, 2015, volunteer JC Snider from Pets For Vets-Colorado, rescued another dog from being euthanized. He is a purebred blue heeler. She named him Tag, since she tagged him for adoption before his scheduled final day. His previous owner had surrendered him.
He must have realized he was one lucky dog. JC reported he loved to snuggle and entertain her from day one.
Volunteer Abena Watson-Siriboe fostered Tag during his training period.
The amount of care and attention needed to train a rescue animal as a companion dog for each individual Veteran takes patience and team work. JC understands the importance of this bond since she adopted her own dog, Tickles, years ago. Tickles was a calming influence for JC during a challenging time in her life. As any animal lover knows, our pets weave an important piece of the tapestry in our families lives. As you can see by the following pictures, the camaraderie created through these adoptions is special .
On September 29, 2015, John and Tag were introduced to each other, hopefully beginning a promising new friendship that would enrich their lives. Although John had not discussed any breed of dog with JC, it turns out he had a blue heeler when growing up. Pretty wonderful coincidence, or maybe just a perfect match!
We wish John and Tag happiness.
Come visit PFV on Sunday, November 8, 2015. They will have a booth at the Run, Rejoice & Remember Veteran celebration sponsored by Colorado Veteran Project. I was introduced to Pets For Vets and JC at this fun event last year and was inspired to learn how civilian volunteers in this organization were helping Veterans. Every volunteer has the opportunity to really make an impact in a Veterans life.
From that day, I was able to follow how an adoption is created. I was present when Chris Benton was introduced to his new companion, Chance. Although Pets For Vets respects the Veterans privacy regarding these placements, Chris wrote a follow-up post for Star Spangled Boomerang in June 2015. In Chris’s words, “Before getting Chance I knew there was a void in my life but could never really pinpoint it.”
Support Pets For Vets and help fill a void in a Veterans life. http://denver-co.pets-for-vets.com/