Changing lives for the better.

 

Tag a Pet for a Vet is a nonprofit that was founded by a disabled veteran who has experienced the power of being rescued. We believe rescue animals have a special way of healing and we are looking forward to many years of uniting our veterans with rescue dogs.

 
 

6.5 million dogs and cats enter U.S. shelters each year

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"Too many animals enter the shelter system for reasons that are completely preventable."


– Matt Bershadker,
ASPCA President & CEO

 

15-20% of returning military veterans suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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“I was awarded a Silver Star for bravery. You’re not going to tell me I’m a coward. If somebody like me has PTSD, then anybody can have it.”

MAJ Joshua Brandon US Army

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“Vets with service dogs reported a 22 percent higher rate of life satisfaction, as well as similarly increased rates of mental health, resilience and ability to participate in social activities. At the same time, they indicated having fewer PTSD symptoms and lower levels of depression.”

Researchers Marguerite O’Haire and Kerri Rodriguez of the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine.

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