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Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pet

GAfSP Reaches Platinum Status with GuideStar

Great news! Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet (GAfSP) just earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing these metrics, we’re helping the sector move beyond simplistic financial ratios to assess nonprofit progress.

We’re proud to use GuideStar Platinum to share our full and complete story with the world.

To reach the Platinum level, GAfSP added extensive information to its Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward its mission. By taking the time to provide this information, GAfSP has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate GAfSP.

We encourage other nonprofits to take advantage of GuideStar Platinum to share key metrics with the world and highlight the changes you’re making. Updating is free. To learn more about GuideStar Platinum please feel free to visit To learn more about GuideStar, feel free to visit

To see GAfSP’s profile, click here.


MPA Fund Needs Your Help

Since Jan 1, 2017 thru May 31, 2017 we have helped a wounded warrior, 9 homeless veterans, and  13 beloved furbabies with total expenditures $7,149:

  • Boarding = $6,619,
  • Veterinarian Care = $483
  • Meds = $47

Currently we have $1,200 remaining in the MPA fund while we are working 4 new requests thus far this week involving temp boarding (up to 14 days) and veterinarian care (vaccinations, exam, and heartworm testing) expenditures from the MPA fund with an anticipated total of $3,000.

If you are able to financially help please visit the following link which provides info as the ways you may contribute. Also please feel free to share with others who may be interested in supporting our MPA fund.

Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.


Looking to roll up your sleeves and get involved? Volunteer Opportunities Available

Have you ever thought about rolling up your sleeves and getting involved with a national 501(c)3 nonprofit?  Well now you can, from the comforts of your own home, with the skills you already have!

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet like many “All Volunteer” 501c3 nonprofit organizations is only able to operate and accomplish its mission due to the generosity, time, and energy provided by those who wish to make a difference in our society – volunteers.

The organization is looking for national, regional and state volunteers to fill key positions within our organization.  If you have skills such as administration, bookkeeping, marketing, or project management – then we want to talk to you!

Learn more about all the opportunities, the qualifications and how you can get involved – click on the page below.

Volunteer Page

Help Us “Raise the Roof” and Build a National Office

Since Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet began in January 2005, our “day-to-day operations” have been handled in the CEO’s residence (55-60% of home). Now in 2017 it is time we are working toward establishing an official “national office” to handle these operations with an actual volunteer “Admin Staff” to assist the organization’s CEO.

Today though we are waiting from an estimated cost for a 14’ x 30’ Leland “Chisholm Trail Cabin” from what we know we feel we are at the point that we can officially establish an official “Capital Campaign” to make this project a reality in order to raise $35,000.

Besides being able to have an “Admin Staff” having a separate building, we can meet with other volunteers involved with fundraising in Central TX for the other MVP Sanctuary projects; meet with members of the military and veteran communities and other interested parties. In addition we can plan for activities/events at the MVP Sanctuary.

Full details can be found on our website, including how you can get involved.

Make a donation to the Campaign, by clicking here.

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet Announces 2017 Board Members

All volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit military and veteran service organization cares for soldier’s pets.

Gatesville, TX – Effective January 1, 2017, Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet announced the 2017 Board of Directors for the organization as follows:

  • President: Linda Spurlin-Dominik
  • Vice President: Victoria Scott
  • Secretary: Danielle Mancuso
  • Treasurer: MAJ Nancy Emma, USA (Ret.)
  • Director: Jaime Mertz
  • Director: Jessica Semon

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet© Board of Director members (officers and directors) primary responsibility is providing overall governance to the organization, representing it to the community, and accepting the ultimate legal authority for the organization.

About Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet:

ALL volunteer 501c3 nonprofit “Military & Veterans Service Organization” (MVSO) supporting our active duty  Military, Wounded Warriors,  homeless Veterans, and their beloved Pets to ensure the pets are reunited with their owners following a deployment  related to a combat or peace-keeping or humanitarian mission  or unforeseen medical and/or homeless hardship  situation through various programs/services/projects.  For more information on providing a foster home, becoming a volunteer, or making a donation to Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet, please visit

Make a Smile Happen through AmazonSmiles

This holiday, we want to remind our followers that you can help financially support Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet simply by doing your Holiday Shopping through!   Every time you shop, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to us. You shop and we gain – How easy is that!

The process is simple! Log into your Amazon Account and go to your account settings. Make sure that you choose “Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet” in Gatesville, TX as your charity of choice.

Thank you for your support!


Lucas Hoge Supports Organization through His Music

We are excited that Lucas Hoge, our Celebrity Spokesperson is in a campaign to support Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet!

For every download of his new single, “Boom Boom,” Lucas will donate $1.00 to the organization.

All you have to do is post proof of purchase along with the hashtag, #LHGAfSP, to Facebook or Twitter (or email to

You can purchase the song are below.

Thank you in advance for everyone’s support and please feel free to share!!

Matching Gift Program Enhancement

What do Microsoft, Bank of America, IBM, and Verizon all have in common? Each one matches donations made by their employees’ to nonprofit organizations. This means that if you donate, or have donated to, and work for one of these four companies, the company will double your donation. Many major employers offer similar programs. Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet have partnered with “Double the Donation” organization to give existing or potential donors the ability to determine if their employer has a “Matching Gift” program.

Click HERE or via the “Double the Donation” button on our website where you can find out if your employer offers something like this, as well as to access their program guidelines, how-to instructions, and relevant forms.

Thanks in advance for taking five minutes to possibly double your donation!

Looking for a few Great Women (and men) Coordination Volunteers

We are looking for individuals who wish to become part of the Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet mission as a Foster Coordination Liaison (FCL) involved with working with our service members, wounded warriors, veterans, and families of our fallen warriors who need assistance via our Foster Home program, which also includes vetting and interacting with those individuals and families who have registered as potential foster homes through our organization.

Primarily at this time we are looking for at least 4 new FCL volunteers to cover the states of Maryland, North Carolina/South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia/West Virginia within our Southeast Region.

NOTE: Not required to reside in a specific state shown above since you would be working from home via the Internet and phone.

This is a virtual volunteer role where your efforts can be accomplished via the phone and Internet (emails) in your home during the evenings and Saturday (depending on your available time) and includes the following criteria:

  • A passion to help our military service members, wounded warriors, veterans, and families of our fallen warriors.
  • Interact and maintain communication with our registered potential foster homes, plus work with others (inside and outside the organization) as required
  • Be a self-starter, has excellent organizational, interpersonal, and management skills, plus able to work independently and as a “team” player.
  • Understand and agree to follow and adhere to the Organization’s mission, purpose, operating procedures, and organizational policies/guidelines.
  • Comfortable using and access to MS office (such as Word, Excel), communicate via the internet, phone calls, and email.
  • Previous customer service, volunteer nonprofit managerial and animal related coordination/placement experience helpful
  • Help promote the organization, its mission, and programs with others via sharing our flyers, brochures, and other items as requested by the organization’s National office.
  • Able to commit at least 1 year in this position
  • Provide the required monthly reports (coordination activity and volunteer service hours) by the date as determined by the organization’s National office.
  • Estimated Volunteer Time per Month: averaging 25-30 hours – Please be advised actual hours per month is variable on a state by state basis.


Those interested in learning more about the volunteer positions or to apply, visit HERE.

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