About this store
Welcome to the Pets for Vets store! All proceeds from the sale of Pets for Vets merchandise will go towards supporting the Pets for Vets charity created by Clarissa Black. Pets for Vets is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. At Pets for Vets, we believe our country owes military veterans a debt of gratitude. Our soldiers have been brave, but many of them have returned with physical and emotional injuries that have made it difficult to transition back to normal civilian life. Some estimates state that as many as 20% of returning military veterans suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Our goal is to help heal the emotional wounds of military veterans by pairing them with a shelter dog who is specially selected to match his or her personality. Professional animal trainers rehabilitate the dogs and teach them good manners to fit into the veteran’s lifestyle. Training can also include desensitization to wheel chairs or crutches as well as recognizing panic or anxiety disorder behaviors. It’s win-win. Needy shelter dogs receive a second chance at life while giving our returning soldiers a second chance at health and happiness. The bonds of friendship formed between man and animal have the power to ease the suffering of our troops when they return from overseas. Pets for Vets believes that companion animals can be a life saving therapy or friend that many returning soldiers need. Please visit us at: www.pets-for-vets.com to find out more about this wonderful program and to find out how you can contribute more to ensure its success.