In honor of the American holiday, this blog post is dedicated to my neighbors to the South. What a more fitting topic than the Patriot Rovers, an organization that matches dogs with soldiers, named after fallen soldiers. Based in North Carolina, The Patriot Rovers provide canine therapy using rescued dogs to provide psychiatric services to military veterans suffering from PTSD and/or a traumatic brain injury. The program is free for veterans. You can read the whole writeup here.
The Patriot Rovers was initiated by David Cantara, a U.S. Army veteran, who is also a member of Patriots Guard Riders, a national group of motorcycle riders who serve as escorts at military funerals.
Here is a short video
Please donate to this wonderful organization if you can…their site accepts Paypal.
The Journey begins when combat ends,
One Soldier, One Dog, One Goal
It’s Canada Day this weekend, and the Fourth of July. I recently learned that the busiest day in animal shelters in the U.S. is July the 5th. Can anyone guess why?
I was just sitting out on my back deck enjoying this crazy heat, and listening to the odd firecracker go off. Its not even dusk. Why does this always happen? Cant people wait until dark??
Shortly after, I heard someone roaming the neighborhood calling for their pet. I can only imagine the crack of fireworks scared the pet and it took off. Of all the dogs I have owned, the only two who weren’t afraid of fireworks and thunder were my two goldens. My german shepherd was terrified of both, so were my malamutes.
I realize my readership is still rather small, but if you would share this post with any golden owners you know, that would be appreciated. Please vote!
I will leave you with a cute video of a golden retriever listening to fireworks….