About a year and half ago I received orders to rapidly deploy in support of the surge into Afghanistan. With 30 days notice of the deployment, my wife and I struggled to get our life in order for yet another deployment. In addition to the normal preparations, this deployment we had our dog, Benny, to worry about. My wife could not have a dog in her apartment and we did not have family in the area. I found Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet on the internet and within 24 hrs I was paired up with a foster family. Our foster family, Barbara and Ken, took Benny in like he was one of their own.
Since meeting Barbara and Ken 18 months ago, we continue to have play dates for our dogs even following my return from the deployment.
I wanted to thank your organization for all you have done for my family. Without your assistance I hate to think that we have had to give up our Benny. I attached a photo of when Benny and I first saw each other after the 12 month deployment. Thank you again for all you have done.– 1LT