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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Animal rescue & welfare: getting pets to shelter, veterinary care and transporting both within the usa and to the usa from abroad

Programs: Animal rescue & welfare: getting pets to shelter & home, finding forever homes, providing veterinary care and transporting both within the usa and to the usa from abroad

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91 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Nancy23456789

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our lives would not be complete without Freddie and Raider. We adopted Freddie as a pup through Sasha’s Legacy. Raider is from the same litter but we did not take him in until about 15 months. He had some rough starts but with time love and patience is a great dog!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began following PRM 8 years ago. I was so amazed at their dedication to helping the pups and the soldiers that saved them from the awful conditions they lived in. I also learned of Sasha's Legacy, a part of PRM that helped find homes for those pups rescued but without a home to go too. We were approved for a puppy coming to the US but sadly, she and most of her littermates became sick and did not make the trip home. Heartbroken but still wanting to adopt, I reached out and asked about some pups that were Afghani made but fortunate to have been born in the states. Soon after, Freddie came into our lives. He brought a new level of fun and plenty of laughs to our family. When the litter turned 1, we learned about Raider. He was from the same litter but his life didn't have the best of starts. He was rescued back to PRM and homed by a loving family a few hours away from us. The family was not able to take care of his medical needs and necessity meant rehoming him. They were heartbroken but did what was best for him. We opened up our home to foster and get him the medical care he needed. That was 6 years, 4 surgeries, countless challenges, and non stop smiles for our big guy. Freddie and Raider may have different color patterns and sizes but they are brothers thru and thru. I thought Freddie was huge until Raider finished growing. I call them the big boys. They aren't your usual dogs and take time, patience, and dedication to understand. At 130 and 170 they can intimidate most but inside they are just teddy bears that can't get enough lovin. We smile and laugh everyday and the road may have been rocky at times but we wouldn't trade them for anything.

1 Linda H.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

To fill spare/lonely hours after my divorce I looked into volunteering. Nothing felt right until I discovered Puppy Rescue Mission on Facebook. Supporting the men and women in our military and helping get their four-legged battle buddies home was the perfect fit for me. This nonprofit is a class act!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have driven many transports for Puppy Rescue Mission (PRM). They are the perfect place for me to give my time for two reasons - the soldiers and the animals. The ranks of PRM are filled with wonderful, giving people that are always willing to go out of their way.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Puppy Rescue Mission flies dogs that have become support and family members to our overseas military personnel. These dogs (and cats) most often live the life of scavengers in perilous war zones, hiding, scared, starving and disliked by the local population. They often face death by starvation or torture and mistreatment at the hands of locals, yet somehow some are lucky enough to find a haven in the bases of and among our armed forces. When a soldier returns home after deployment, he/she cannot bear the thought of abandoning a beloved dog or cat that he/she has grown to love to its inevitable fate in a culture that does not value this animal life. That is where Puppy Rescue Mission comes in, finding temporary safe housing for the animals, and eventually arranging for them to be flown home to their soldier family in the U.S., free of charge to the soldier.

1 BravoAndCharlie

Client Served

Rating: 5

Nothing but love for Puppy Rescue Mission! Great organisation , AMAZING people. WIsh I could help them more because I can't thank them enough. They helped me getting these 2 monster back home in Canada btw !

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Love this organization and their volunteers. They go above and beyond for each animal and provide long term support for the adopters, creating a lasting PRM family. We were so fortunate to adopt Bailey from them and were so impressed with them that we have since helped fundraise and helped transport several dogs across country. Thank goodness that this organization exists.

1 Nita H.1

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a great organization that helps soldiers bring home to the USA cats and dogs that are at risk in countries that hate them. I support them with all my heart.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I support this non-profit for its lifetime dedication to any animal they do rescue. I support them for bringing hope and a form of reward not only to the rescued animals but to the soldiers who encountered them in harsh circumstances. I support them for their unfailing dedication and the ray of hope and purpose they bring to the troops who take pity on the strays they encounter and aren't forced to abandon them when orders come to leave the area. They deserve a Nobel Peace Prize in my book.

1 Nancy Richmond B.

Donor

Rating: 5

Have been following since its inception I believe. I donate when I can and always share the posts. I am an animal lover (dogs & cats especially). I hope the day will come when this organization is no longer needed and all our troops and their pets are back home. Keep up the good work.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Puppy Rescue Mission has worked for so hard supporting military members bring the animals home to the states that they have rescued while deployed. This year because of the pandemic it became so much more challenging. The huge mission. Operation Fly to get so many dogs that had been stuck in the Middle East waiting to come a big success. Our soldiers’s dog finally arrived this past August. He had been waiting to come since January and flights being stopped in March. So much hard work raising the funds to get 47 animals their Freedom flight! The time, the paper work, working with partners to get this done! Making sure their partners in Iraq took great care of all the dogs for the extended time they had to wait. PRM amazing organization. A great way to show support for troops and animal rescue.

1 Cherie McNally W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

PRM is an awesome rescue and I highly recommend them. They helped my husband bring back his battle buddy. They continue to help 100s of Service Members everyyear

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've fostered and helped with transports with PRM for about 5 years... they are an amazing organization that never gives up on its dogs, and will go to the ends of the earth to make sure they are in the right fit...I can't praise them enough for what they do for these dogs, and a few cats lol

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Client Served

Rating: 5

So grateful for Puppy Rescue Mission. They went above and beyond to bring our Curly home to Pennsylvania all the way from Afghanistan. She's such a love.

2 Jen C.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I discovered PRM while serving in Kabul when I was desperate to rescue kittens on our compound. Without PRM, they wouldn’t have survived. PRM continued to help me rescue when I transferred to Kandahar, where we rescued countless dogs and puppies for my colleagues and myself. Additionally, PRM helped me rescue kittens and puppies from a wartorn African country. PRM is an amazing rescue organization filled with numerous volunteers who help service members rescue the animals who have rescued them along the way.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Deployed in Africa we had 2 pups living in our hotel parking lot, the little boy pup had spinal problems and his sister stayed by his side day and night. It wasn't long before we were feeding them and giving them love despite orders not to. They greeted us every morning and every evening with love and playful silly antics. The hotel staff said that as soon as the Canadians left the puppies would be killed, they were only humoring having them around because of our massive financial input. Puppy Rescue Mission flew people in to Africa to pull out these puppies for Canadian soldiers and then fostered them till I got home. I couldn't be more grateful!

Maha G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My rescues cats and dogs were adopted by PRM and now my family expands I feel sure that all of my rescues are in good hand like a family of mine

1 Helen19

Client Served

Rating: 5

I discovered the Puppy Rescue Mission in 2011. I continue to support PRM because they continue to put the animals best interest first even after adoption. This alone is a great undertaking and funds are always needed for unexpected emergencies and last minute changes in transportation/boarding/medical needs. They follow each adopted animal and assist where needed. Our Troop find these animals in war torn countries and find a sense of normalcy having them around. Animals speak a universal language that brings peace, joy and comfort to our men and women who are placed in horrific circumstances. Because of PRM's dedication to assisting our Troops and helping these animals I have volunteered, donated and I adopted 2 puppies from them in Feb. 2012 and 2 cats a couple of years later. I will forever be grateful for all they do.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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!

2 Cessie C.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is an except from an article written by a medic that was stationed at Dand Patan , Afghanistan the month before my son. Chris Chiasson was stationed there. He was describing the events of an evening a vested suicide bomber had infiltrated the base ,
"Soldiers were standing in doorways conversing with buddies and joking around about the day's events, work details they were on, missions they had run and whatever else soldiers can talk about to pass the time. Meanwhile, back outside the north entrance, Rufus and Target had actually gotten ahold of our suicide bomber; Rufus on one leg and pregnant Target on the other with Sasha barking in the background, like the big dog she thinks she is.

The bomber was kicking violently trying to rid himself of the dogs so he could complete his mission and go meet Allah, which is what suicide bombers believe is their reward for sacrificing themselves in such a way. The bomber, just before opening the door, was able to get Target off of his left leg, but Rufus was still strongly latched onto his right. The man, realizing that his mission was going to be a failure because he could not drag Rufus any further, decided to detonate himself just outside the north entrance with the door open sending shrapnel down the long hallway like the barrel of a gun.

Because of these brave dogs, who somehow knew their U.S. soldiers were in trouble, only five soldiers were MEDEVAC'd because of the blast. Sgt. First Class Gary Ware and Staff Sgt. Marty Brownlee were most critically wounded, but later flown back to the United States in stable condition. Staff Sgt. Tony Davis, Staff Sgt. Charles Lancaster and Sgt. Christopher Duke all suffered serious wounds and were MEDEVAC'd to a higher level of care. Staff Sgt. Davis, Staff Sgt. Lancaster and Sgt. Duke have all shown their resolve and have since returned to the unit back at Dand Patan.

I have asked these soldiers if they feel the dogs played a part in saving countless lives that night and all of them respond with a resounding, "YES!"

The dog Target who was pregnant at the time gave birth to 4 puppies, one of which was named Bear. Upon being stationed at that base my son Chris connected with that puppy who helped him decompress after his missions. He asked his girlfriend Anna to please figure out a way to get this dog stateside for him. Anna a college student at the time somehow figured out the logistics, raised money through yard sales , selling Mary Kay Cosmetics, raised awareness for what was happening on the ground with our military and the 4 footed friends that comforted them. She is the founder of Puppy Rescue Mission and with her incredible volunteers rescued Bear and numerous animals for our Troops in Uniform who have some of the highest rates of PTSD in military history. These dogs are not just pets they are therapeutic for our Troops whom have sacrificed so much for our Country. Please Support our Troops by supporting this amazing organization.
Thank you,
Cecilia Pinter Chiasson

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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!

2 Stephanie S.10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the privilege of volunteering with PRM for 7 years now. I help with transports, home visits and foster. This is a great organizationization. I look forward to many more years of helping. Thank you PRM for all you do! I wouldn't have Lilly without all of you.

4 Shelly Q.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found The Puppy Rescue Mission 10 Years ago. I found their mission to be a win/win because it helped both animals and our military who support our freedoms. Through PRM, I've been able to support both. I've also developed wonderful friendships worldwide with people who share the same passions as me. I've volunteered by helping with dog transports and fundraisers. I've met Soldiers and their dogs and even was able to help a spouse pick up their pup who arrived before the Soldier returned from deployment. PRM is a blessing to our military and animals around the world. I'm so grateful for having found them. PRM has enriched the lives of our military members immensely as well as mine.

4 Michelle E.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of volunteering for this organization for the past five years. I cannot say enough good things about Puppy Rescue Mission - no mission is too great. To be able to save animals from dangerous and remote places like Syria and Yemen, just to name a few, is incredible. They truly make miracles happen. It is amazing to hear all of the rescue stories and even more of a treat to get to meet the animals as a volunteer. PRM does wonderful work!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My much loved RayRay was rescued out of Afghanistan. Wonderful organization doing wonderful work on behalf of dogs and cats who would not otherwise have a voice in an inhospitable land. This organization has been invaluable to the mental health of countless soldiers as well. They have my full support and appreciation.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’m grateful to this amazing organization for bringing this sweet Alley into my life. After being rescued from the Kuwaiti desert by an airman, Alley was brought to America where I then adopted her in 2015. PRM soon became my charity of choice and have been a volunteer since helping as needed, sharing info, conducting home visits, transporting, donating. What Puppy Rescue Mission does for the military and animals is important and unmeasurable....thank you to this wonderful group!

3 Kris T.1

Donor

Rating: 5

One of the things I love is they never leave one of their rescues behind. A lot of the dogs brought back have very uniques temperaments and can be very difficult to train, so some end up looking for new homes after being rescued. This is how I found my Baxter in July 2017. He had been tied up in a burlap sack and left at an entry control point at a remote US location in Afghanistan. As mean as that may sound, I believe the individual who left him was trying to help him since the US is know to have a soft spot for these dogs and a lot of locals don't treat them very well. Baxter was found by the Army unit assigned there and they took him in, letting him sleep in their sleeping bags and showing him not all people are cruel. Knowing he would have been killed if they left him, they reached out to PRM for help. Baxter was vetted, adopted by one of the soldiers, and flown to the US. These dogs are intelligent and independent and require a lot of patience, time, training, and exercise, and Baxter found himself looking for a new home; that's when I found him. I completed a lengthy application, then moved on to a phone interview, then had a home visit before finally being approved. Baxter has now been a member of our family for almost 2 years and is one of the most loving dogs I have ever met. I still keep in touch with Baxter's first family and send them pics and updates, and they send me messages to wish him happy birthday and have even sent him a present; it's evident they still love him very much so I'm happy to keep them updated. And even with all the work that goes into helping these dogs, PRM has no paid staff, so all funds donated and raised go to helping these dogs. They do it for the love of these animals that have provided something for deployed servicemembers that no human being could.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My intro to PRM happened when my son adopted a street puppy while on deployment in Yemen-a very dog unfriendly place. Since then, my husband and I have joined the transport team and have seen how much these pets have meant to their humans, and vice versa. This is an amazing organization!

2 Stacey72

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been volunteering with Puppy Rescue Mission for 8 years now, since finding them on Face book. I’ve been lucky enough to do multiple transports, home visits, foster and attend fundraisers. PRM has brought many great people into my life that are like family. There is nothing like being at the airport to welcome these pups to the U.S. Paw Salute!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I discovered PRM in 2011 through Facebook. The work accomplished and people are amazing. There have been so many happy reunions between soldiers and their dogs/cats. It's been a great experience to transport and foster for PRM and to know that you made a small difference in the life of an animal that would otherwise live a very short,cruel life. I've also been lucky to meet many life-long friends.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have followed Puppy Rescue Mission for four months during which time they rescued and brought to the USA a dog adopted by a Ranger unit in Afghanistan. This was a logistically difficult and expensive rescue because the dog was pregnant and needed timely transport from the war zone to the Afghanistan shelter. Just a few days after arriving at the shelter she gave birth to four puppies and the whole family was cared for at the shelter until transport was available. Last week the mama dog arrived home to the USA to her soldier Daddy and his unit Battle Buddies. Adoption of the babies has been arranged and we will hear news of them soon.

Thanks to PRM for organizing this rescue. And thanks to the Greater Good Organization for kicking in the final thousand dollars for this expensive rescue of the family of five.

2 Donna E.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was so impressed with PRM's mission that I now transport for them and also adopted a puppy from Kuwait's rescue of Patriot. Patriot was pregnant and only to have 5 pups but wound up having 11. God bless our foster who handled all with loving arms. The socialization provided to all fur babies is exceptional. PRM also has dedicated individuals who will foster and provided extra needed training prior to placement shows the commitment they have in making sure adoptions go with no surprises. Their overwhelming continued support via email phone text and their Facebook page for all us international adopters is wonderful. My Angel (1 of the 11) is now 4.5 months and she is absolutely one of the best dogs I've had. She also goes to doggie day care and is so social, they always rave to me about her and indicate she is one that holds her own. As like a lot of desert dogs, she loves to lay in the sun and in holes. Thank you PRM for now being part of my life. I also have had the pleasure of being the last transporter on a run that allowed me on a couple occasions see them reunite with their soldier and or the love of getting a forever home. PRM goes over and beyond to make rescues happen and provide all vetting necessary if required. As I also transport for other rescues I have to say, PRM stole my heart and wheels. Lol please consider supporting this rescue. Every penny helps and as we are all strictly volunteer, all donated funds go directly to helping the fur babies. Thank you PRM for coming I to my life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have 2 fur babies that PRM brought to us... we also volunteer for transports and home inspections! PRM is an amazing group, giving back to those that risk everything for our freedoms.

4 Ursula K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I used to work for a Boston investment company, in the legal department. One of my jobs was to monitor investments for clients that had social investing requirements. I am so conscious of the non-profits I donate. Puppy Rescue Mission is my absolute favorite non-profit! Animals and our military....what could be better. I have adopted, I transport and I donate. PRM is the best!

3 Susie G.2

Donor

Rating: 5

Puppy Rescue Mission allows me to combine two passions of mine: animals and our military. They offer multiple animals for sponsorship along with their background stories, which enables you to help more than one animal at a time. It is rewarding to see the updates of the reunions and read stories about the happiness these animals have brought to our men and women in uniform. I have not had the pleasure of adopting from PRM, but I feel like a part of the family just knowing I have been able to touch so many of their lives. You find yourself invested in these soldiers, the animals, and the cause. It really makes you feel like you are a part of something amazing.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

In 2011 my son was serving in Afghanistan. It was a chance meeting with a big feral dog that changed my son. The big dog protected my son and his group from other dogs and gave him companionship and love in return. How could he leave him behind? He luckily was referred to Puppy Rescue Mission. Through their commitment and incredibly connections his Blackface was saved from a certain death if left behind. Today 8 years later he is still sitting on the hill protecting his family. Please help PRM to bring home other wonderful soldier companions! We love our boy so much!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Puppy Rescue Mission is a group of angels. They brought my baby girl Kia (named to honor those Killed In Action to take the flight home they never could) to the States from Afghanistan. She means the world to me, especially since we've both been through the same stuff. I've had her with me for 7 years and I wouldn't trade this experience for the world.

3 Karina Boyden B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In honor of my Marine nephew and to rescue a puppy from Afghanistan, Puppy Rescue Mission blessed me with Pumbaa. Amazing group!!

Sue H.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I became a donor for Puppy Rescue Mission when my husband was in Afghanistan. He would tell me about horrible conditions dogs and cats lived in so I started shipping food, dog treats, flea medicine, toys and collars to him to give to personnel who were trying to care for the animals. It was against military orders at that time in Iraq when he was there and also when he was in Afghanistan to harbor dogs or cats so they had to be careful not to get caught with a pet. Thanks to Puppy Rescue Mission we've been able to help our military and contractors bring their best buddies home with them and helped their transition from war zone to home.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Puppy Rescue Mission is an amazing group of people and because of them we have our sweet Abby girl. Abby had been found by soldiers in Afghanistan, they loved her, helped her and when it was time for the unit to move on Puppy Rescue Mission was able- through a network of volunteers and hard work bring Abby to our home and hearts!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

PRM helped me bring my baby Stank home from my deployment last year. Covered in ticks and parasites and cement, he was the happiest friendliest baby I've ever seen. From day one when he followed me around base biting at my boot laces, I fell in love with him. He was the base mascot and I couldn't leave him to die there. Thanks to PRM, Stank and 2 other babies were able to safely travel out of harm's way and into loving homes in the states. Thank you so much for what you do.

5 Mary M. D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Puppy Rescue Mission helped bring me the great joy of my life, Patience, just over 8 years ago. Patience was an abused older dog from a war torn country with the marks of this life - a torn ear, scars, and a timidness around foreign items. I couldn't imagine my life without Patience. When I walk through the door after a long commute from work, she bounds up to greet me with love and affection. When we go out on walks she is so spirited and loves to smell everything. She reminds me every day that she needs more treats and more pets - :). I couldn't imagine my life without her and I wouldn't have known this joy without the PRM.

4 Danica E.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Dogs, cats and soldiers!! I love volunteering with this amazing rescue!

3 Linda M

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Puppy Rescue Mission since 2011. I fostered and ended up adopting a kitten named Chico that soldiers had rescued but could not keep. Over the years I have become friends with some very caring, wonderful people. I have also been able to meet a number of our military men and women that we have helped bring home their animals and hear stories about how bonding with the animals helped get them through their deployment.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Puppy Rescue Mission since 2011. It’s an amazing organization that helps our military men and women bring home animals that they have bonded with overseas. We have a great network of volunteers all over the country for transport, fosters, adoption team, and supply coordinator for our transit facility. Having met a number of the men and women and their dogs I know how much they mean to them.

3 MaryJo S.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We got our dog Marley from PRM. They are a great organization. Nothing but respect for PMR.

4 Shelly B.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Where to begin..............
I'm one of "those" people, one that believes that every animal deserves a chance and that as humans we are their voices.

In 2005, before Face Book was for everyone - I sat in a 3rd shift job watching as Hurricane Katrina hit land and read all the stories of the animals...and cried for days. Luckily I was working alone :)

Fast forward a few years later and I came across Puppy Rescue Mission one day randomly on Face Book.

It showed up in my news feed, probably because I was looking at a LOT of rescue organizations and their algorithm decided I needed to see it... or it was just some force larger than all of us that knew it would be important to me.

I'm a Marine Corp Brat. My father was a career marine and deployed many times between 1962 - 1988. When I read the 'reason' behind how Puppy Rescue Mission began, I got goosebumps. Just the mere fact that there were people out there as passionate as myself that wanted to help these souls made me look into the organization further.

After spending some time donating what I could to help soldiers bring their Battle Buddies home I saw transport help was needed in my area. I live in NW Indiana and on the main FB page they were asking for assistance moving a pup from NY to Iowa. I looked at the path and it was vaguely in my area so I contacted the person and asked if they would tweak it a bit.

If they could route it to the Ohio Turnpike I would drive to the rest stop and pick up there and take the pup to the next hand-off, which happened to be about 30 minutes west of my location.

We were dubbed Team Tigger!!
I had never transported for a rescue in my life and was unsure as what to expect so I brought my sister along with me in case there needed to be 2 people to handle the dog. I didn't know if it would need someone to comfort it or ???

Tigger (the pup's name) was the sweetest, gentlest, softest (the fur!!) dog I had ever met. I was amazed at how beautiful he was in person.

The people that I met soon became regulars on our transport line and I became more confident that I would do some transports alone.

I was fortunate enough to get to move Addy - Princess of Wisconsin on her journey who to this day I'm friends with her new dad on Facebook so I get to see how she has blossomed.

Then the last pup I have photos for is Hesco.
I watched the request for transport and had already signed up for my leg. The transport was coming from Northern Virginia this time - and I wasn't seeing any traction from that area.

I have made the trip to NoVa many times as I have close family in that area. When it finally got to the point that the transport may fail because they couldn't get anyone to transport to Ohio, I contacted the person who had Hesco and told her I would pick him up from her and move him to my designated drop-off partner in LaPorte, IN. I didn't want to see this pup have to wait until we could get it right. My job/vacation time was flexible enough that I was able to schedule to take the days off to get there and get him.

He was very agitated. I think that the flight in from overseas and the quick turn around had him wondering what was happening. We scheduled a hotel room so we could nap prior to taking off for the return trip and he finally settled down.

I also think he sensed that my sister was ill. She has Stage 4 lung cancer and she laid down on the bed and he "had" to be next to her. The entire trip he stuck to her like glue.

That boy had the sweetest soul I had ever met.

I love the work that they do, and try to promote them every chance I get. I don't even get mad whenever someone steals my PRM car magnet off my car, I just figure if someone thought it was cool enough to take that means they'll probably look them up online and maybe...just maybe they will also make a donation to them.

2 Katie H.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have worked with PRM for over a year now in adopting 2 dogs. It is the greatest and most amazing experience to work with their adoption team. We have become part of the PRM family and once you're part of their family you are forever part of the family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Puppy Rescue Mission saved both of my dogs from the dangerous conditions overseas. We were able to adopt Mama Dena and her son Odin back in 2015. They were outstanding to work with during the process of getting the dogs to us, and have continued to provide constant support in the years that have followed. When Dena and Odin's furpapa was deployed, he took in a dog he named MJ and sadly nothing like PRM existed and ultimately MJ was killed by locals and it devastated the entire unit who was caring for MJ. Seeing the bond he now has with Dena and Odin is an absolutely life changing thing to watch. They gave him a piece of his heart back that the war took from him.

2 Patrick L.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Puppy Rescue Mission made it possible for my battle-buddy Luna to make it safely from Afghanistan to my home In America.

They are a truly an amazing organization that cares about people and the Animals they rescue.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent organization assisted me and several other coworkers in Kandahar, Afghanistan in saving puppies that we had become attached to. Affie is my buddy...and my wife's guardian. We were both extremely happy to save him. PRM assisted us in our endeavor to give him a better....save home.

2 Lindsay O.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We certainly were not out lookin for more paws to add to the family but a request for more information turned into true love in a fur ball. We couldn’t ask for a better dog unless the dog loved new people ;) she’s amazing with our toddler and there’s never been a question of whether they’d get along. Like any dog there’s been a lot of work involved BUT I’ve never seen a “payout” this big. We absolutely love our girl and are so glad I stumbled upon a picture of her and her sister 3 years ago!! Puppy Rescue Mission not only serves to help dogs abroad in poor conditions but also dogs in the US. We all have come together to help with placement and transport or dogs and cats from all over the world and we couldn’t be happier doing it!

3 Rebecca W.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Puppy Rescue Mission was an "accidental" relationship for me; I love helping animals in need and I just happened across their call for drivers for transport. Thus was the beginning of a long relationship that has brought me such joy, great friendships and these two amazing rescues from Bosnia. We foster failed with Kiara (the lighter one) and when her sister Bazzi (the dark one) couldn't find a home we added her to the family too!
What PRM does for servicemembers and their animals, and the animals they save is exceptional and life-changing. I'm so glad I accidentally found this family! They are doing great things!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We were looking but we weren’t looking for another puppy as we had an older dog we knew wouldn’t be with us much longer. The hubby wanted a German Shepherd and I happened to find Bear, an Anatolian Shepherd/Saluki mix! We just fell in love with Bear and we’re so excited to get him. Then 6 months later Bear’s poor littermate Cruz was going from upstate NY to VA. Poor guy was going from home 2 to 3. So we were along the transport route so of course I opened up our home for Cruz to stay for the night and I’d take him the rest of the way the next day. Well everyone said he was so depressed. When he got here he walked in our house like he owned it!! The only pup (we had 4 at the time) he had any issues with was Bear and after about 45 minutes it was like the light bulb went on and they spent the rest of the night cuddled up!! So I dutifully took him down to his 3rd home the next day and Bear came along. Cruz didn’t want to leave our house and after we got to VA Cruz wanted to come with us and Bear wanted to stay with him! 2 days later I got a message that home 3 didn’t work out so of course we said he could come back! Now the two brothers are living happily ever after with their 3 American siblings!!!! None of this would’ve been possible without Puppy Rescue Mission and that’s why we now help with whatever transports and home visits we can!!

3 Dianne Pope

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer with Puppy Rescue Mission since 2014. This is our Bianca's story... Bianca and her three puppies were saved by soldiers in Kuwait and brought to the USA by Puppy Rescue Mission. Her puppies were adopted by the soldiers who found and took care of this little family. Puppy Rescue Mission does not leave the momma dogs behind so when PRM brought the puppies to the USA, Bianca came with them. They began their journey to America in March 2015. When they arrived, the puppies went to the families of the soldiers who adopted them while Bianca stayed in Houston with foster parents. A month later she was a member of our family in her forever home. She was like a piece of the puzzle that was missing and we can't imagine our home without her. All of this was made possible by Puppy Rescue Mission.

3 Cheryl Vittorio R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We weren't looking to adopt another dog but when Marine Lucky's story came across Puppy Rescue Mission's Facebook page, I immediately fell in love with this boy. PRM was incredible in making sure the adoption process was smooth and it was very clear from the beginning that their number one priority was Lucky! Lucky had a rough transition from Afghanistan to Chicago and he was stuck in New York for 3 days during a snow storm. PRM made sure that he was well-cared for at The ARK at JFK. The volunteers were always available to answer any question that I had (which were many in the beginning!). Lucky is now completely adjusted and is loving his new life. He is the best dog I have ever had!! I cannot imagine what might have happened to this poor boy if Puppy Rescue Mission didn't agree to help him. They are an incredible organization and I am so grateful to them for bringing me my Lucky boy!!

4 Amy H.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sarge was sitting in a shelter in Kandahar waiting for her ride home to the US. He home fell through due to no fault of her own. PRM was looking for a new home and posted pictures- I fell in love with her eyes. That was almost 5 years ago. Now, I volunteer as frequently as possible and donate when I can. What an awesome organization!

3 Stephanie H.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can’t say enough about the Puppy Rescue Mission. The dedication not only to our service men and women but to the dogs is something to be cherished. I have 2 rescues from PRM and I couldn’t be more thankful! They go above and beyond for these dogs and truly give their heart and soul into each and everyone. Pictured is myself with my first pup from PRM. She is 3.5yrs old and was rescued from Kuwait by a soldier on patrol. She had to fight to stay alive and neither her or PRM gave up on her surviving, even after she came down with Parvo. She means the world to me! Thank you so much PRM for all you do! Love Kila

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have followed Puppy Rescue Mission, (PRM), since July of 2010. Anna Chiasson, the founder and president has always been so sincere in her desire to support our troops and help animals. She has accomplished so much, beginning when she was just 23 years ole. PRM even went so far as to rescue 29 dogs from a horrific situation in Tennessee a few years back. PRM vetted all dogs, found forever homes for them, and volunteers transported them to their new homes all across the U.S. Then there was another 5 or 6 dogs from the shelter that first took these dogs in that PRM took under their wing and found homes for.
PRM now helps our military members with their rescued or personal animals wherever we have military members stationed. PRM has helped so many animals now that I have lost count of the number. It is in the high hundreds, I know.
As for me, I have volunteered from December of 2010 and at one point was even on the board of directors. I now have a Puppy Rescue Mission dog from Kuwait. Her name is Skye and she has been a wonderful dog. She lives the good life with us in Arizona, and has 2 canine siblings and 1 feline sibling.

4 Marion S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I discovered Puppy Rescue Mission on Facebook in 2012. After reading the heart-wrenching stories written by our soldiers asking for help bringing the animals they love back to the USA I started a motorcycle ride fundraiser. I have done 3 and hope to do a 4th next year. This charity brings dreams to reality by raising funds and transporting the abused, neglected street dogs that our soldiers love and moving heaven and earth to get them to the USA. The volunteers are amazing and what they accomplish is stunning. A totally great charity deserving of attention and accolades.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I became aware of the charity, Puppy rescue Mission, by reading a story of a rescue on Facebook. PRM rescues and transports the animals our soldiers bond with in areas of conflict throughout the world. The soldiers contact PRM and request help and we do the rest, eventually reuniting the soldier with his animal in the USA. The animals are so horrifically treated in their native countries and come to mean so much to our soldiers that I knew I had to raise money for PRM. I decided to run a motorcycle ride/auction which was held at Garden State Harley Davidson in Morris Plains, NJ. and took place this past May and the previous June. We received wonderful auction donations including a stay at a dude ranch and had hundreds of bikers participate. We also had many of our soldiers come with the dogs we rescued for them as well as our volunteers from as far away as France, Washington State and Texas. The events raised close to $25,000 and were inspiring, patriotic and renewed my faith in the kindness of people. Our soldiers encounter horrific sites and acts of cruelty while serving our country in conflict countries. Yet in spite of this, they manage to find compassion and love for the animals in these countries and befriend them. The thought of leaving them behind is an option they should not have to face. It was my privilege to help Puppy rescue Mission and to know that we were able to bring some of our soldier's beloved pets home to the USA but the need continues. I hope to help again in the future.

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3 Beth Robert S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I discovered Puppy Rescue Mission in early 2012 and later that year their annual fundraiser event was in my area. I met the most wonderful, dedicated group of individuals that day, and also adopted a soldier rescue that needed a new home. Today, I serve as adoption coordinator for this amazing rescue and see the miracles that they make every single day. They stand by their rescues for life--and mean it. From the moment the soldier reaches out for help, that soldier and dog are part of the PRM family. Honored to be a part of such a wonderful organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Puppy Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Soldiers bring there battle buddies home.
From time to time they puppies /dogs that the Soldiers save and rescued have no Soldier of their own to give them loving homes here in the USA. The puppy rescue mission finds these pups loving forever homes through adoptions, I was one of the fortunate people to open my heart and home to one of these pups. If it was not for the dedicated team of PRM I never would have found my beautiful girl from Afghanistan. Maggie, named by the Soldiers who saved her is the my reason to smile every day. The joy she has brought to me by adding her as a family member is unsurpassed.
I can't thank them enough for rescuing , and doing all that they can to save and help as many as possible. Most of all the compassion they show by helping our Soldiers get these dogs to there home and families, is a above and beyond more than anyone could do, yet they never give up, failure is not an option for this non-profit rescue. And every Soldier they have helped I'm sure would concur. Thank you

3 Mary A. Q.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had started following Puppy Rescue Mission on Facebook. Their primary goal is to help deployed military personnel get their Battle Buddies home. These are dogs or cats they have bonded with while on deployment.
In some case that soldier does not have the means to care for that animal in the US. We will find that animal a home for them.

In March of 2015 Ammo’s photo was on their page. We say he is a Afghan made, US born Mtn Kuchi. His mother was rescued by a Navy Seal in Afghanistan. PRM helped him get her home. Very shortly after getting to the US she gave birth to a litter of pups. Ammo was in that litter.

Ammo was given to one of the Seals cousins in WA state. When the cousin could no longer keep him. Puppy Rescue Mission stepped in to help Ammo find a new home.

I had been looking for a charity to volunteer with. So I volunteered to foster Ammo till a new home could be found. He would have gone into boarding otherwise. I picked him up on a Sat afternoon. By early Tuesday morning we became a foster failure.

What has so impressed me about PRM is their commitment to the animsls they help rescue. It is for the life of that rescue. If for any reason an animal needs a new home they will step in to help. Since that day in March 2015 many pup’s have stayed with us. Some for a night, week or months on their way to their soldier or new home.

When you are blessed to see a reunion between a Soldier and the dog they saved, don’t forget your Kleenex.

The photo is Ammo’s FB photo(L) and as he is today(R)

4 Felisa H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was deployed to the mountains of Afghanistan as an active duty Air Force member. We came across a puppy and PRM helped us get her to Kabul, then fundraisers the money for her transport back to the US. The Afghan government charges $4,000 per animal for permits to leave the country. Many hoops to jump through. PRM jumps through the hoops, gets the pups to safety and transports them for us! It is wonderful knowing people care so much to help military members like this. Rescuing a puppy from the desolate life of dogs in Afghanistan gives me hope and comfort. At least we know 'one' Afghan life was saved. Thank you PRM.

3 Linda K.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

PMR brings dogs (and cats) that our military members rescue all over the world. They are amazing! Once you adopt from PMR - you become part of a huge loving family of people that look after and care for all of these animals. Adopting my dog Zia from them was one of the best things I have ever been part of!

4 Tahnee O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

PRM assisted me two years ago in getting a dog I had bonded with, to the United States. It was a very tricky situation and took a lot of patience on all ends. They even lined up a foster for me until I returned home. During this time I was struggling with some inner demons and I truly believe this dog, and the journey saving her, pulled me through. Thank you PRM!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

i love this group for what they do for the solder and animals they save. i have done fund raiser for them with my American leagoin post here in lower de. i will do what ever i can do to help them bring more dogs and cats home for the solders. the dogs and cats they help bring home for the solder help them a just back to life here in the USA and they also help them over in the war zone as will be saving solders lives. god bless the puppy rescue mission one of the best and gave so much to the solder and there animals they went to bring home to the USA. they gave about 98% of the money they raises to the dogs and cats to bring home for the solders and they do not for get about them ones they are here. they still will help out when need. there was a time i need help with my jasper she was about 14 weeks old and need emergency surgery and they step up to the plated and help me pay for it i would not thank them enfe know i go to stand down here in Delaware one a year and set up a table to let solder and there familiarly know they are there to help them with there animals

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Puppy rescue mission is a wonderful organization, that through donations and volunteers brings home dogs and cats from any country where our military is serving. Majority of them have come from Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait. It is so important to the men and women serving in our military to be able to bring their battle buddies back home with them. On some occasions, there may be a dog or a cat that the soldiers find and is looking for a home here in the United States. And that's where the story of Jack, of Kuwait comes in. Jack was caught in a very bad situation, in a war zone and was shot in the rear leg and beaten by the locals there. A group of soldiers saved him off of the streets, and took him to a animal hospital in Kuwait. There he stayed for five long months recovering from the loss of his leg, and other wounds. The people at the animal hospital had all but given up on Jack ever overcoming his severe PTSD. However, puppy rescue mission wanted to give him a chance at a better life. He was flown here to the United States, and I took him in as a foster. That Forrester of coarse, turned into adopting him. His PTSD was so severe, I could only walk him late at night, when they were a few cars and people out and about. He spent his first four months living in the back of his crate and only coming out to go outside. Gradually though, that hardshell started to soften. He became more accepting of my other three dogs, and started to come out and sit in the room on a dog bed. Push on ahead to four years later, to this present day. He is a wonderful dog, a family dog. He loves to sit in his yard, he loves his bed in my room, and he loves his walks and anytime of day. He has started coming out to meet people when they come to the house to visit. Still has never gotten back in the car again since he arrived, but his life has done a comple turn around. He is living the life of a happy and content dog. What makes Jack so special, is his resilience and his ability to forgive people. Even more so, he has taught myself and many others Through his Facebook page, that you can conquer your fears, you can forgive people when you have been treated so cruelly and seen them at their worst. His story is one of compassion, patience, and to always have hope to overcome some difficult situations. And, none of that would have been possible without Puppy Rescue Mission taking a leap of faith in bringing him here. And add to that, the countless amount of dogs and cats that have been reunited with their soldiers and living a wonderful life here in the United States, A life every dog and cat deserves.

3

Donor

Rating: 1

Terrific organization improving the lives if soldiers and the animals that have kept them company while deployed.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I discovered PRM through a friend on Facebook. I attended a picnic in .Colorado and met Anna our founder and Michelle our director and several of the soldiers and their dogs and was hooked. I've been involved in fundraising and a little transport since. I've met many good, caring people who have become good friends through PRM. Through attending many of the events has only reinforced the fact that these dogs - and - cats help our military men and women through their deployment. They have something to look forward to when they come back from a mission.