Have you seen this adorable military homecoming video?
For the last week, every time I scroll through my Facebook news feed, I see a friend liking, commenting and sharing this video. I can’t help but watch it repeatedly and smile to myself. This video reminds me that spouses, parents and kids aren’t the only ones to say goodbye during a deployment. Ever wonder when you deploy, where does your pet go?
Our loyal pets also feel the void when their soldier, sailor, airman or Marine isn’t at home. These dogs miss their owners. And their owners miss their companionship during the lengthy separations.
That’s why nonprofit organizations, like Dogs on Deployment, are necessary for today’s military families. Since its inception in 2011, Dogs on Deployment has successfully placed more than 600 pets with foster families. That’s 600 pets that experienced the joy of a homecoming, like Mara in the video above.
But providing care for these military pets isn’t easy. Besides constantly searching for responsible and dedicated foster parents willing to share their homes, the organization also needs financial support and help getting the word out about its mission.
That’s why Purina® has partnered with MilitaryShoppers.com to support Dogs on Deployment. Like Dogs on Deployment, Purina® has a passion for pets.
Our passion for pets goes beyond pushing pet nutrition forward, and into forging partnerships in the pet welfare world and raising awareness of what pets truly need. After all, we’ve seen firsthand how powerful the bond with a pet can be, and the many unique ways that pets can strengthen our families and bring our communities closer.
Through this partnership Purina® is supporting and creating awareness for this incredible nonprofit organization and service to our military pet owners.
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Dogs on Deployment is a national nonprofit which provides an online network for service members to search for volunteers who are willing to board their pets during their owner’s service commitments. Dogs on Deployment promotes responsible, lifelong pet ownership by military pet owners by advocating for military pet owner rights, providing educational resources and granting financial assistance for military pet owners during times of emergency.
Are you planning to deploy and need a foster home for your pet? Plan ahead by registering with Dogs on Deployment today.
Visit Dogs on Deployment on Facebook and be sure to like their page to follow along with all of their amazing efforts!
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