I've been a PRM volunteer since late 2010 and have seen firsthand the care that they take with donations and the dogs in their care.
Review from Guidestar
Puppy Rescue Mission is AMAZING! They help heal the hearts of animals who have been through the ringer, many of which are severely traumatized. In addition, they help heal the hearts of soldiers returning from war. Many of these animals are all that keep a soldier sane while fighting in a foreign land. PRM has brought dozens of animals to this country for a new life full of love and compassion. Had these animals stayed where they were, they would have surely died. PRM saves lives. They also have a wonderful support group to help new families adjust to their rescues, making sure everyone is healthy and happy.
Puppy Rescue Mission is an organization that stands behind their mission through and through. They have never turned a request down and have gone above and beyond to make sure the Soldiers who need their help are served, as well as the puppies that have rescued the Soldiers. They have helped Soldiers rescue their battle buddies and go beyond that in times of need such as when they need assistance with medical costs, etc. Puppy Rescue Mission leaves no stone unturned when assisting our Military members and the organization is entirely volunteer based, all monies go directly to supporting the mission. Truly heartwarming.
I love The Puppy Rescue Mission for several reasons. The most important reason is the transparency! Being able to read the story of each animal and follow the progress is very powerful. It also puts into perspective the enormity of getting a Battle Buddy from a very remote post in a WAR ZONE to the Transit Facility and then to the USA (usually). Watching the Chip-in climb with donations of $5, $10, whatever one can afford is pretty cool and lets people know that EVERY donation counts and adds up. I have also worked as a volunteer in Seattle and there is nothing better than meeting and greeting our newest citizens! They are in awe of EVERYTHING, especially grass! So much care, love, time and effort has been put into delivering these precious packages. It is a joy to be a donor and volunteer.
Time and time again when bad news makes the headlines, we so often forget to look for the feel good news that helps us lift our spirts and allows us to feel hope. Puppy Rescue Mission is just that. It rescues not only these soliders who fight for the freedom of hope, and their pets who give them the love they so deserve so far away from home. But it rescues the idea that not all is bad in this world. Hope, love and the determination that one small act of kindess can help change the world.
Puppy Rescue Mission is such an amazing organization! I contacted them about a year ago when my Husband and his fellow Medics were trying to save Bowzer, a dog in Afghanistan that they had all come to know and love, from being put to sleep. Anna responded to my request right away and began paving the way for Bowzer to come to America, to his forever home with us. The entire PRM family- to include those that donate the funds to make these dreams come true, are angels to say the very least. When people see Bowzers' trademark curly tail and ask about his breed, I tell them all about his incredible journey and how PRM made it possible. We can't imagine our lives without him and are so glad that The Puppy Rescue Mission is able to do such a wonderful thing for these animals and the soldiers that love them.
Where do I start? I guess it all began when my son , Chris, was stationed in Afghanistan. When he got to his base on the Pakistan border there were Afghani strays already there with an amazing story. The unit previous there had been infiltrated by a vested suicide bomber dressed as an Afghan Soldier which our Troops are training. The strays dogs knew something was amiss and as the intruder was bee lining it to the barracks, where 50 Troops were winding down for the night, the dogs attacked. A dog latched onto both of his legs as he dragged them off to maim and kill our Troops. He never made it into the barracks that night and had to prematurely detonate. His cover blown by these 4 footed friends to our Troops. There are countless stories such as these. These animals not only provide a sense of normalcy for our Men and Women in Uniform but protect them as well. Now to conclude my story. My son became very attached to one of the puppies born to the dog that saved American lives and he asked his fiancée , Anna to see if she could figure out how to bring this pup, Bear stateside. It is not the mission of our Troops to rescue these strays but all they have to do is ask and Puppy Rescue Mission will figure out the logistics and fundraise and GET IT DONE for our Men and Women in Uniform who have given so much for our Country. Support our Troops!
As a former advancement officer, I am most impressed by The Puppy Rescue Mission's good practices management and extremely adept use of volunteers. While operating on a shoe string, PRM manages to do a level of humanitarian care that most organizations can only dream of. I am also regular donor to ; and, after looking at the 990 for 2010, I can only be impressed by the dedication of a board and an executive director who are truly volunteer. The clients and donors of PRM are well served by this board and executive director who fulfill the mission of bringing home the puppies/kittens who have helped give some sense of sanity to men and women serving in Afghanistan and other parts of the world.
Review from Guidestar
PRM is a great organization that helps so many, and touches so many lives. Saving puppies, saving soldiers, and touching all our lives with what they do. I donate as much and as often as I can, and really love the follow up stories and photos of the animals and the soldiers they help. It is amazing to see the outpouring of support on Facebook from all those who support Puppy Rescue Mission. It's truly great to see so much good being done in what has become a hard and hurried world.
I found the Puppy Rescue Mission through an elementary school student in Savannah, GA. This student wanted to find a way to support our troops in a personal way, but didn't have a lot of money. This student did research and found the Puppy Rescue Mission. These puppies and kittens give so much to our Soldiers that are serving our country and are far away from their families. As everyone with a heart knows...our pets are our family. These Soldiers find kindness and love in these little souls and a reason to come back to base when their mission is done and find loving eyes waiting for them. Our Troops serve our country so selflessly in horrible conditions to secure our Freedom, the least we can do is try to find a way to serve our Troops PERSONALLY by saving these puppies and kittens that hold a piece of their heart and mean so much to them. This is my mission for our troops and The Puppy Rescue Mission is the way I am able to do it. One Soldier at a time knows their wish is fulfilled and he/she can feel that they are truly appreciated. God Bless our Troops, their family and loved ones. This Organization not only gives by raising funds to help our Troops, but the volunteers give their hearts to make sure these little babies are safe throughout their lives. PAW SALUTE!