Our featured Veteran is Army Ranger Joe and Emotional-Support dog Lilly Jo. When they met at 1pet1vet, it was the furthest from love at first sight. A love/hate relationship was best to describe it, and until one day Joe found something about her that made him feel at peace. And day-by-day they saved each other. Joe's incredible deeds make a long list, and to sum up who he is with a handful of words is unimaginable but we'll try.
Joe comes from a family he is very proud of, especially his father. His father is his role model. Joe's father is a retired Deputy Director of the United States Secret Service who served for 28 years, and then became Co founder/VP of U.S. Wind Forces, L.L.C. In 1998 Joe joined the Army and served two tours in Afghanistan. He ended up in Special Operations as a U.S Army Ranger stationed with "C" Company, 3rd Ranger Battalion at Ft. Benning Georgia. With the diagnosis of TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Joe's Army career ended in 2002, due to being 60 percent disabled. With treatment from the US Department of Veteran Affairs and Lilly by his side, he doesn't let anything slow him down...as he would say, "just do".
We have shown much success in placing dogs with Veterans and Civilians for over 2 years. In order to sustain what we are doing WE NEED YOUR HELP! Placing dogs with America's finest Veterans is our job and no cost to them. Your donations will help provide vetting, food, training and rehab, and more importantly HOUSING until they find their Veteran for life. Please open your hearts, donate any dollar amount, and help spread the word about our Dogs and Veterans. With your contributions, we continue what we love doing, and that is saving lives,
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