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.
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!
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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I found Puppy Rescue Mission on Facebook. I read the letters our soldiers sent requesting help in bringing the street dogs and cats our soldiers bonded with back to the soldier's homes in the USA. The stories were heartbreaking and the horrific treatment the animals were subjected to in their native countries (getting shot, kicked, throats slit etc) makes it imperative that they be rescued and brought to the USA. I wanted to make money for PRM so I organized a motorcycle ride in partnership with the local Harley Davidson dealership. I did this for 3 years and the money was able to rescue a number of dogs. I was able to meet some of our soldiers and hear about their dogs and also meet our founder, Anna, and hear about her reasons for starting this great charity which, to date, has rescued 2,000 animals for our soldiers. Anna, Michelle, PRM's administrator, and the many PRM volunteers are able to accomplish miracles for these neglected and often abused animals whom our soldiers love and have come to need. This is truly a wonderful organization doing great work for our soldiers and the animals they love.
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!
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
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.
Terrific organization improving the lives if soldiers and the animals that have kept them company while deployed.
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.
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.
I have been volunteering for PRM since 2011. These are good people that put the needs of the animals and soldiers first and foremost. I've met many wonderful people and life-long friends through this organization. Daisy from Afghanistan and I pictured upon her arrival into Dulles Airport in 2016. Charlie on his way to his Sailor daddy in TX after a brief stay in Virginia.
Review from Guidestar
I became a volunteer for Puppy Rescue Mission several years ago by fostering a sweet puppy from Lebanon who was rescued by some Air Force members and PRM. The pup was brought here with her siblings and momma and daddy. Eventually we adopted the pup's momma Aria. She is our sweet and sassy girl and not a day goes by that she doesn't make us smile and laugh. Thank god for PRM saving her from those streets. They are an amazing team of volunteers all over the country that work hard to bring these loveable fur babies home. I can't praise this team enough!
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!