Hello everyone! This is Marge Janiak, the Marketing Director for Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet and I am “On the Road“, driving through the state to let the public know what Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet does for our Military, Veterans, Wounded Warriors and their beloved Pets! Oops, I need to rephrase that, since we have just recently changed our Mission to include the FIRST RESPONDERS!! Yes, we will now be assisting First Responders when they are called away from their base of operation and have no one to care for their beloved pets. More about that to come….

I will be traveling throughout the state meeting people, handing out brochures and other information about Guardian Angels, explaining how much we need NEW Foster Homes to care for our American Heroes’ pets when they are unable to because of a deployment, in-patient hospitalization, homelessness, transitional housing or because of their employment requirements. You and I can make a BIG difference in their lives, just by helping care for their pets!

First stop is ROANOKE, Virginia. We will have an information table at the PETCO at 1419 TOWNE SQUARE BLVD NW. We will be there from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on both days, SATURDAY, NOV. 6th and SUNDAY, NOV. 7th. If you are in the area, please stop by to say Hello and make a donation. All monies donated during this trip will go to the Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet MPA Fund. This fund is used primarily to pay for the Veterinarian costs (vaccines, spay/neutering, Vet care and Boarding expenses) for our Military and Veterans’ beloved pets.

I would love to meet our Roanoke-area Foster Homes, so come down and hang out with us for a while. If you have been a Foster Home for a long time, please get online at https://gafsp.org/ways-to-get-involved/fostering/ to fill out a new submission with all of your current information.

Monday morning, we will be “On the Road” again, heading to Williamsburg, where we will be based for approximately 2 weeks. I will be blogging every day with the news of where we will be in the following days. Thursday, November 11th, is Veterans’ Day. We will be visiting all around the in the Richmond, Williamsburg, Norfolk and Virginia Beach areas. On Saturday, November 13th, we will be at the PetsMart (address given soon) in Norfolk and on Sunday, November 14th, we will be at the PetsMart in Virginia Beach.

One of the reasons we are taking this trip from our home state of Tennessee is to deliver the delightful Maverick, a Husky that my husband and I have been fostering for the last month or so, back to his home in Hampton, Virginia. Maverick’s owner, a Sailor in our Navy, is returning home from his 6 month deployment. We are looking forward to meeting this American Hero!