George served in the Army from 1958 to 1962 at Fort Knox. Unable to have a live cat, George chose a robo cat he named Romeo. The story goes...
Gene served in the Army from 1967 to 1970 in VietNam. He is unable to have a live pet so he jumped at the chance to have a robo dog which he named Sarge.
When I first met Lucy I was so excited. When I saw her I knew she was the perfect dog. She was exactly what I was wanting and she came right up to me and started licking me and excited to see me.
Albert Merkley received his robo dog in November 2019. His caregiver said he was so excited, he even takes it to church. Born in 1926 into a family of 10 kids,
I was in the Army for almost 4 years and during that time a lot took place. I have multiple injuries that still bother me daily, I also suffer from PTSD and Severe Anxiety Disorder.
I want to start out with a special thank you to Pets for Vets for my amazing dog Lucy! She has been such an immediate best friend. I was thinking to travel and moved into my camper.
Darrell was in the Army from 1953-1955.He is a Korean Veteran and served 2 Christmases in Korea. Honors include: Sharpshooter, Good Conduct Metal, United Defense Service Metal, United Nations Service Metal, and...
I am writing this to express my gratitude to you and all the fine folks at Pets for Vets. I recently received a rescue dog, Trixie, from you.
Irene wanted a dog but since she lives in a nursing home a live dog was out of the question. Pets for Vets SW IN provided her with a robotic dog.
SW IN Pets for Vets presented Roxie to me in September 2019. She has been such a happy little dog I can’t imagine life without her. I live in an assisted living facility, everyone here loves her.
Richard planned a career in the Air Force until he was injured and had to retire after 23 years. Being a very active man, Richard wanted a dog that could share in his activities.
My dog Stuie, had to be rehomed due to aggression towards first responders that were trying to help me. I went into depression and didn’t think anything could make me happy again.
Robert served in the Vietnam War as an Army Medic. He says that although a lot of the veterans who came home struggled to find something good about being in Vietnam; as a Medic, he knows he saved lives.
My husband was a Marine veteran. He was very weak and depressed when we received Buddy from SW IN Pets for Vets. She (Buddy) was a great joy to Billy and when Billy passed away we were lost.
To the wonderful ladies at the Evansville Pets for Vets - THANK YOU! Bob has brought light and joy into my life. You gave me exactly what I asked for and more, not just a companion but a best friend.
I recently visited with Buster and his wife to show them the Hasbro Joy for All Companion Pets. Buster Lindsey is a 73 year old U.S. Army veterans who drove a truck in Vietnam
Oh, baby, Gunner Blue is awesome!! He loves to run and play in the back yard. He has discovered the pool and wants to get in but just not sure.
“Pepper is a fantastic dog! She has a personality that is fun to be around. She listens well and plays well. Pets for Vets did a fantastic job with her training.
My name is Cora, you guys got me ready for my new girl, Chris, a couple of weeks ago. I was a little confused and somewhat scared because my last people didn't care for me very much,
When I first got Teddy from Pets for Vets, my brother asked, “What is the Pets for Vets? I’m seeing this organization everywhere.”
I don’t know how to thank you for choosing Lady for us. She is such a treat to have. She takes me for walks about 3 times a day which I enjoy and is good for me.
Without Pets for Vets I would not have Gunner. In the short time I’ve had Gunner I have had no nightmares and can sleep through the night.
Bella has fit in like she has been here her whole life. The way she watches my every move is so sweet. She acts so much like the Bella we lost last April with the doe eyes and all the tricks she does.
Tank coming into my life has been so amazing. I can’t believe how fast we connected. It’s like he knew exactly what he needed to do.
I’m a Marine from Vietnam days. Lately my life has been going rather tough. My dog died last summer & I have been really lonely. My friend, Paul, told me about Pets for Vets & helped me apply.
“I found out my dog’s name a little before Pets for Vets brought him to me. I couldn’t wait to meet Quincy. He came home early December and at first he was like any other dog wanting to see this new place.
I am a US Army veteran and served in Korea from 1960 – 1962. I have worked all over the country and it wasn’t until I retired and we lost our dog to old age that...
Shadow has been doing absolutely amazing! Our favorite thing to do with her is playing fetch. She loves playing with all of her toys.
My name is Teri Montgomery and this is Tucker. I want to tell you how grateful I am to Pets for Vets for bringing Tucker into my life. I am a veteran with PTSD and a knee disability
”My dog, Mattie, was presented to me from Pets for Vets, Southwest Indiana.
“My name is Cherish and I am the recipient of a Pets for Vets Dog named Teddy. He has been with me for about 3 weeks and been an absolute joy.
“I’m the recipient of a Pets for Vets companion dog, Cheyenne. I’m amazed by the time and effort they put into finding the perfect companion for me.
“Pets for Vets from Southwest Indiana was exceptional in the way they listened to my needs and delivered over what was expected.
“I was completely shocked to learn at a VA event that there was such thing as Pets for Vets. The process for applying for a pet was simple and straightforward.
“You would think that a dog is just a dog. That may be true for some, but not me. Before Samson, I was living in fear. Scared of things of the past, present, and even future.
A Chiweenie - I never thought a Chiweenie would be a good fit for a veteran. Nora absolutely fell in love with Lola at the first meeting.
I will never be able to fully express to you how much having Mojo means to me. It goes way beyond words. Pets for Vets is one of the best benefits for having served my country.
“It’s hard to come home sometimes” ...I have said those words to so many people in the years since my deployment that I can’t count them.
“Having Maverick come into my life has been a godsend for me. I know every time I open the door to my apartment I’m going to get a warm greeting and an offer to play.
Pets for Vets, My name is Eric Evitts. I would like to just take a moment to thank each and every single member that is part of Pets for Vets.
First and foremost, I want to thank everyone at Pets for Vets for finding and placing my new best friend, Trexten.
She runs all around
Her joy is today...
I have been battling 23 years with chronic PTSD, major depression and general anxiety disorder from years spent as a firefighter in the Air Force. It took 2 attempts to find my beloved “Libby” and the moment that I met her I just knew she was the one for me.
Casey describes his bond with Jazzy as being “incredible” and a “gift”. “When I come home from work she’s always there at the door waiting for me, when I open the door I feel like I just got home from a deployment and I’m home to see my family and it’s just a great feeling.
Staff Sergeant Jose Pila returned from tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom suffering from PTSD, TBI and physical injuries. He came to Pets for Vets plagued by nightmares, high anxiety and hyper vigilance.