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Foster Coordination Liaison Volunteer Recruiting Need

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 MVP 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 FCLs to cover the states of AR/OK, AZ, CO, LA, MN, MO, NV, AL/GA, NC/SC, TN, VA/WV, MD/DC, and TX.

This is a virtual volunteer role where your efforts can be accomplished via the phone and Internet (emails) 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, it’s 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.

Our homeless veterans need your help!

Helping Veterans With Pets – Need Your Help – Between 1/1/15 and 4/1/15 via our Military Pet Assistance (MPA) fund we have disbursed $4,136 involving pet boarding and required veterinarian care for 16 beloved furbabies of our homeless veterans receiving a hands up via a VA approved “Homeless Veteran Transition” program in the states of AR, CO, TX, and VA .  As of today we have a balance of $871 in our MPA fund.

We are in dire needs of monetary contributions for the MPA fund and hope you and others can help us so to continue supporting our homeless veterans and their pets via the MPA fund.  Contributions can be made on line via our official website ( “Donate Now” button (please show MPA fund in Memo/Message line or via check/money order payable to Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet (Memo Line MPA Fund) and mailed to Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet, 9725 FM 1783, Gatesville, TX 76528-4739.

“100% of these contributions go to the MPA fund.”

Please share this with others who may also wish to support our MPA Fund. 

Thank you!

Foster Home Needed: Arkansas

Cat friendly foster homes are needed in Arkansas. If interested, please submit foster home required information by visiting our website.
Kitty –  near Little Rock, AR, 9 months old, male, gray in color, current on shots and is neutered.  Feline Leukemia 2014 results negative and is micro-chipped, house trained and Kennel trained.

Please help as we have kitty in boarding facility and really need to get this precious furbaby in a foster home in the next week.

We are covering the boarding facility via our MPA fund but we the number of homeless veterans we are helping across the country, funds are beginning to run low within the next couple of weeks.

Once your application is received, a state volunteer will provide more detail about the specific needs in your area.

Happy Anniversary to Linda Spurlin-Dominik, Founder of Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet

Happy Anniversary to Linda Spurlin-Dominik, our Founder and CEO!  Today marks her 9th year supporting our active duty military, wounded warriors, veterans, and their beloved companion animals.

Linda along with Carol Olmedo realized the need for the organization after learning that military service members across the country had pets that needed a caring and safe home during the pet owner’s deployment or unforeseen hardship situation, but had not been able to find someone to care for them. This left the deploying heroes or veterans with only one option, legally surrender their pets and pet ownership rights to an animal shelter or rescue group never to see their pets again, and never knowing if they got a new good home or worse, end up being euthanized.

Linda and Carol knew that they needed to help…and in January 2005 in the state of Arkansas, Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet was born!

“Our military service members sacrifice so much for our country,” said Linda Spurlin-Dominik, Founder/CEO of Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet. “Through our programs, it is our hope that we can help cut down on the anxiety and uncertainty of deployment and, at the same time, say “thank you” for their service and sacrifice.”

It has been through Linda’s leadership, vision, experience and determination that the organization has become what it is today.  Thank You isn’t enough to say everything we as an organization owe to her.

We couldn’t have turned Linda’s dream into reality without the support and determination of our volunteers and supporters.  Thank you for allowing us to continue our mission to help soldiers and their companion animals during the past 9 years and into the future!

Happy 9th Anniversary, Linda!

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet Celebrates its Ninth Anniversary and Enters Into Its Tenth Year of Operations

Gatesville, TX, January 26, 2014 – Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet© proudly announce that the organization is celebrating its ninth anniversary and entering into their tenth year of operations. Linda Spurlin-Dominik and Carol Olmedo in the state of Arkansas with one simple goal founded the organization on January 26, 2005; to support of our deploying military and their companion animals. Since then, we have had many milestones, including:

  • growing to a national 501c3 non-profit in all 50 states,
  • establishing our Military and Veteran Pet Foster Home (MVPFH) program in January 2005,
  • announcing plans for the MVP Sanctuary project in January 2007,
  • establishing our Military Pet Assistance (MPA) fund in February 2008,
  • purchasing 13 acres of land in Coryell County TX (outside Gatesville) in June 2010,
  • moving our National office and day-to-day operations from Hot Springs, AR to Gatesville, TX in August 2010,
  • purchasing an additional 1.75 acres of land in Gatesville, TX to provide additional land to support our military and veterans in June 2012,
  • establishing our volunteer Regional and State level support teams,
  • establishing our Warriors’ Angels (WA) program in SW Missouri in 2013 with plans to implement the program in TX (in and around San Antonio area initially) in January 2014,
  • changing our MVP Sanctuary project to a nonprofit public charity corporation in July 2013,
  • reuniting 550+ companion animals with their Military Service Members, Veteran or Wounded Warriors owners, and
  • developing a network of potential foster homes across the country.

As the organization moves into it’s tenth year of operations, we wish to thank those who have supported us, look forward to continue growing our programs and affiliate organizations and being their to support our military service members, veterans, wounded warriors, and their companion/service animals.

About Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet©:

An ALL volunteer 501c3 Military and Veterans Support Organization supporting our active duty military, wounded warriors, veterans, and their beloved companion animals with programs to ensure these beloved pets are reunited with their owners following a deployment (combat or peacekeeping or humanitarian mission) and/or an unforeseen medical and/or homeless hardship. Also supporting our service members and veterans diagnosed with PTSD needing a specially trained assistance canine enhancing the service member/veteran’s quality of life.

Learn more at and follow our story on our blog,

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National Volunteer Appreciation Week

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet like many “All Volunteer” 501c3 nonprofit organizations are 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. All of our volunteers are deeply appreciated and are critical in the daily operations of our organization. They are dedicated 150% to supporting our military service member, veterans and their pets.

As a small token of the hard work and dedication these volunteers provide, we simply want to say “Thank you” to the following volunteers.

  • Donna (TX)
  • Cherie (TX)
  • Lynne (AL)
  • Kim (NV)
  • Catherine (CA)
  • Liz (TN)
  • Nancy (MN)
  • Amanda (IN)
  • Cari (MS)
  • Carol (IN)
  • Courtney (AZ)
  • Susan (MO)
  • Lindsay (CA)
  • Alison (WI)
  • Cindy (NC)
  • Janna (WA)
  • Kim (LA)
  • Shawna (TN)
  • Madolyn (TX)
  • Sandy (WI)
  • Heather (IA)
  • Matthew (IA)
  • Tonya (MO)
  • JoAnn (PA)
  • Megan (TN)
  • Marlous (TX)
  • Victoria (MI)
  • Jessica (VA)
  • Linda (TX)
  • Tammy (WI)
  • Sally (MN)

Announcement: New Regional Directors Provide Better Customer Service to our MSM’s

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

Gatesville, TX, January 8, 2013 – Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet© announces organizational changes to better serve and assist the military communities around the country with the addition of the Regional Director volunteer position.

This new role was established to provide additional assistance and guidance to our state level coordination volunteers currently in place plus oversee the efforts within the states assigned to a specific region.

In addition, the Regional Directors will act as a liaison between the State Support Teams in their respective region and the organization’s National Office plus the National Staff, providing a higher level of service to our Clients, their beloved furbabies, foster home volunteers plus our state level volunteers across the country.

The newly appointed Regional Directors for the organization are as follows:

Central Region: Heather O’Brien
IA, KS, NE, ND, and SD

Southern Region: Cherie Boudreaux
: AZ, LA, NM, and TX

Southeastern Region: Shawna Michaud
AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MS, NC, SC, and TN

Eastern Region: JoAnn Pilston
Covering: DE, NJ, PA, WV

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, and capital projects. For more information about who we are, our programs/projects, and ways to help, visit

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