Joshua A., a Marine Corps veteran, and his family were looking for just the right four-legged addition to their growing household. Jasper was a two-year-old Retriever mix in search of hope and a home. The perfect match was made through our partnership with Pets for Patriots, a program to help the most overlooked animals in our care find loving homes with military veterans.
Although Josh and his wife were expecting their fifth child, they knew they had room in their hearts for a pup. In fact, dogs and cats are shown to help children cope with the inevitable stresses of military life—not to mention the benefits that companion pets bring to all members of the family.
According to Josh, “When I researched the program I realized that it was a perfect fit for me and my family. It was great to work with an organization that understood active duty service members and veterans.”
Jasper was renamed Trig, and instantly made himself a welcome and beloved member of the Marine veteran’s family. “Trig is great! He has helped my children become more responsible and intentional with their time,” Joshua shares. “He has given us a reason to spend time together as a family in taking him for walks and to the park.”
Source: Dearborn Animal Shelter