We enrich the lives of Veterans by creating a Super Bond® with custom trained working animals.
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Serving the following counties: Dane, Green, and Rock. The Madison, WI.
Pets for Vets Chapter is a small dedicated group who share one common goal. We give back to those who gave to us; we pay it forward to our Veterans by finding and training forever animal companions for them.
We are retired school teachers, entrepreneurs and administrative assistants. We are speech language pathologists, correction officers and dog trainers/behaviorists. We are marketing managers and self-employed accountants. We are research assistants. Some of us are in the throws of professional life, while others are retired. Several of us have served in the military and some have family currently serving.
We love to garden, woodwork, play golf, drive convertibles in the summer, go to concerts and find new restaurants. Travel is high on the list for many of us. Some of us are learning and practicing ASL (American Sign Language) and crochet and glass art. Others garden and grow things of beauty and things to eat. We live in cities and in the country where we tend our chickens and ducks. We play rec soccer and visit museums. Most of us have 4-legged companions.
We serve different roles within our chapter: board members, officers, trainers and members at large. Our trainers continue to study the field of dog training by attending workshops and taking on-line classes: two of our trainers participate in dog agility competitions. We attend fundraising events and sew scarves for our matched doggies. We work together for one common cause. We love our Veterans and we love animals. It is a perfect match.
The story begins with Chad, a 30-something Veteran, living in the countryside of rural central Wisconsin. Chad lives with his wife, 5 year old boy and baby, ver...Read Story
Gabby is now in her forever home with her forever Mom, Kim. Gabby will enjoy her new life living in the country, playing with the household cats, and knowing un...Read Story
On June 1, Pets for Vets Wisconsin placed Buddy, a red Cocker Spaniel/Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix, with Bill, who served our country in Vietnam.Read Story
May 4, 2016
Yahoo Global News anchor Katie Couric explores a new way of treating veterans with PTSD using shelter dogs.
A huge thank you to our sponsors! Without your support our chapter wouldn't be possible.
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Brabazon Pump, Compressor & Vacuum
Brabazon Pump, Compressor & Vacuum has donated $580 to Pets for Vets. We're thankful for this donation and will put it to good use in our mission of helping Veterans and shelter animals.
"You would think that a dog is just a dog. That may be true for some, but not me.I used to sit at home, alone, and just let life pass me by, but now I have a reason to get up. Even if it’s feeding Samson, or taking him for walks, he has motivated me to live again."
"He’s more than just a friend. He’s my battle buddy. He’s my left hand. We’re connected by a leash, but it’s really our umbilical cord. He’s sometimes more tuned into me than I’m tuned into me. He knows more about me than I do sometimes. He lets me know what’s going on."