Tails from the Front Line

Official Blog of Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pet



Mission Accomplished: Dizzy and Zoey

Dizzy with crossed paws (left) and Zoey (right)

On 10 June 2015 Dizzy and Zoey (two of our foster furbabies in FL) were reunited with their Dad who had just returned from a 6 month deployment. Though we don’t have an actual picture of the reunion here is picture of Dizzy and Joey prior to going into their foster home. Our sincere appreciation and thanks to James W. for his service and sacrifices to our Country and glad we were able to help to ensure his furbabies were waiting at home for his return.

Sending our sincere thanks to the boys’ Guardian Angel Lori P. in providing a caring and safe home for them while James was gone. Lori your efforts are greatly appreciated by many in making a HUGE Difference in these lives.


We want YOU as a Foster Coordination Liaison in the Southeast Region!

Want to directly help our troops and their companion animals at the same time? Than why not volunteer with Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet as a Foster Coordination Liaison!  Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet is currently recruiting Foster Coordination Liaisons (FCL) in the Southeast Region, specifically Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and Missouri.

This position is a fantastic way to directly help our Soldiers and their beloved pets.  The FCL role requires a minimum one year commitment and will be approximately 15-30 hours per month.  Each state has a different influx of cases per month, but on average you could be handling 2-5 cases.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

Please contact with any questions.

Thank you for your consideration!


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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Merry Christmas!

Peaches (left) with Resident Pet (right)
Peaches (left) with Resident Pet (right)


Merry Christmas from everyone at Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet!

We are so grateful for your support throughout 2012.   Don’t forget that if you still want to make a end of the year contribution, donations to our organization are tax deductible. Learn more here.

Having a Back-up Plan

This is my story of a Marine Staff Sergeant Stephen and his dog Max. The 2 pals started their trip in the middle of a drought in Texas and headed to sunny Florida. They drove 900 miles from San Antonio TX to Pensacola FL for Stephen to attend mandatory training. Once they arrived they were looking forward to settling in and taking a long walk to explore the area and stretch their legs.


Stephen had checked with the apt complex before leaving and was assured that their would be no problem having his dog stay with him. Once they arrived he went to talk to the complex manager and get his key and to his surprise was told that there were breed and weight restrictions! His best friend, a friendly, calm, well socialized, well trained 90lb Doberman would have to find another place to live. Stephen was 900 miles from his home, family and any resources that he might have been able to call on if the apartment complex had been honest with him in the beginning. Not having a local support system or a place to put his dog, Stephen found the closest kennel and Max had to spend his first night in Florida in a $45 a day crate.

Not knowing what to do Stephen was worried that he would have to put Max in a shelter because he could not afford $45 a day for a month much less for the whole 6 months.  Luckily this Marine had a smart phone that would allow him to search the internet and he came across the Guardian Angels for Soldiers Pet website.

At 8 pm on Thursday night I received an email asking for help. I quickly responded informing him that we needed an application before we could start looking. 10 minutes later I received a call saying that he had spent his day trying to get Max safe and his computer was still packed and his phone would not allow him to fill out the form. I took his information over the phone and filled out the application for him. I then made 2 calls. Both calls were to people that had fostered for us in the past.  The first had just adopted a 2nd dog and wasn’t sure they could handle a 3rd right now. They offered to watch him the for a couple of weeks so we could find something more permanent.  Not the best arrangement but at least it was a start.

The 2nd call was a to a foster who had just returned 2 of our foster dogs (after a year) to their soldier only a week before. She hesitated for only a second and decided to take in this displaced Dobbie.

So in the course of a day Max had traveled 900 miles thru 5 states, was homeless, kenneled, saved and placed in a wonderful home with a huge back yard, 3 cats to torment and 2 dog buddies to play with. Whew! I bet he was exhausted.

The foster emailed the next day and said Max was settling in fine and was having a great time romping thru the yard with one of the other dogs.  It always amazes me how many people are willing to step up when there is a last minute need. It’s a good warning to our soldiers to get promises in writing, double check regulations for breed restrictions and always have a back up plan!

– Written by Sarah James, National Coordination Director


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