It was very chilly out this morning when we arrived at the Petco in Tower Shopping Center on Brandon Avenue. I had layered, but I was still freezing! Wasn’t it just in the 70’s last week in Tennessee? 

We put up our table and although there were people in and out of the store all day, I would not say they were busy. We had some great people stop by and discuss how the government should do more for their Military men & women so they know about programs like Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet were here to help them. I wish the government would help more as well, but they don’t support programs like Guardian Angels because they would be showing favoritism, which is not correct as well. I say just put us all down  as resources and let the animal owners make their own decisions, but at least give them the resources to work with!

I want to give a big shout out to the Manager at both of the Petco stores in Roanoke. THANK YOU, RON! I also want to say THANK YOU to Debbie Parker, my new friend in Roanoke, who sat with me this afternoon and gave me the chance for a bathroom break or two. It’s always so much fun when a friend is there to keep you company. It makes the day go by even quicker, especially when it is so cold outside! Debbie will be with me again tomorrow. If you could not get to us today, stop by tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to drop some money in the bucket for Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet MPA Fund.

Tomorrow, Sunday, November 7th, we will have our information table out in front of the Petco in Towne Square at 1419 Towne Square Blvd. NW, from about 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We raised $170.52 today, but we need so much more to help assist the Veterans’ pets when they are being given veterinary care and boarding while their owners are in-Patient hospitalized, in Rehab, or other situations.

So as National Director of Marketing, it is my job to try to get the public to know more about GAfSP and to want to care enough to want to help by the giving of donations and fostering the beloved pets! I’m trying, but I am only one person with an finite amount of time to try.

How can you help?  Go to our website at, and click that “DONATE” button on the right side of every page! Go to our website and fill out a Foster Home Submission form and care enough to help give peace of mind to a Military member who is far away and wondering how that beloved pet is doing! Or to that Veteran that is in the hospital and needs someone to care for his pet while he or she cannot! It doesn’t take much time or money to help! All it takes is having a good heart and wanting to be there for someone who doesn’t know you! 

I know that we have not had Maverick, the sailor’s Husky that we are currently fostering, for very long, but I do suspect this little slice of caring will make us life-long friends or at least I hope so! We have already told the Sailor that if he gets deployed again, we will be right there waiting for his phone call.