Hear the incredible story of why we were founded and the huge impact these dogs and cats have on the lives of the soldiers they me during conflicts. We also hear directly about the key roles Kabul Small Animal Rescue has played in the rehoming of animals back to their soldier saviors at the end of their tour.
The CDC is banning dog imports from 113 countries at high risk of rabies, leaving American families overseas scrambling to get their pets home. Thanks to the Puppy Rescue Mission, Stubbs the dog is on his way from Syria to his new forever home in North Carolina where he'll ultimately live with a U.S. soldier who bonded with him overseas. And Stubbs arrived in the U.S. just in the nick of time.
Staff Sgt. Katie Catania found love at Kandahar Airfield, in the form of two puppies. Charley is the playful one, while Flea is quiet and affectionate. Catania planned to choose one of them to keep, but the looming U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and the increasing violence in the country weighed heavily on her decision.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a temporary suspension effective July 14 on dog imports from 113 countries considered at high risk for dog rabies. Many are war-torn countries from which U.S. rescue organizations transport the dogs to homes in the United States.
She wanted to rescue the dog that had comforted her husband while he served in Afghanistan, but how could a college student possibly raise the necessary money?
Read more about Rumi, and her remarkable story of survival.
Lt. Shelby Koontz had no idea that her deployment in Syria would result in her changing the life of a furry friend. After meeting a stray dog that had so much of an impact on her and her fellow soldiers, she knew she had to find a forever home for this special pup.
Read more about SSgt. Gemma De Tinne and her new friend forever in the California sunshine after Carl arrives by aircraft and to begin his new journey.
GreaterGood.org partners with Puppy Rescue Mission (PRM) to assist military men and women in bringing home companion animals they have bonded with while deployed on foreign soil.
Read more about how Meatball of Afghanistan saved the life of his dad after his arrival in the U.S.
Max is a pup who some would describe as a calm and gentle and enjoys a nice belly rub here and there. It’s hard to imagine he was once one of the many strays left on the streets in Afghanistan where he faced alleged abuse and mistreatment.
When Piggy the black and white pup was found on a military base in Afghanistan, he looked like "a guinea pig covered in blood," said Zach Knorr, the veteran who found him while stationed there.
Someone had cut off Piggy’s ears and tail, Knorr said in a Facebook post about discovering the puppy.
Smokey was the runt of the litter, abandoned by his mother and left to fend for himself. A potential adopter was deployed in the Middle East, feeling homesick. Their lives would come together for a happy ending for all.
Thanks to support from the community and an organization that saves animals, a dog that was rescued by soldiers in Afghanistan has arrived to its new home in Colorado Springs.
When Senior Airman Christopher Williams, who had been deployed to central Iraq, stepped off the plane in Flint Sunday morning, he was looking forward to seeing his family.
But there was another reason he was excited to be home in Midland County – a reunion that has been in the works for months. He would finally see Lucy again, an Iraqi dog he helped to rescue.
It was getting close to Christmas. Snow was evident on the lower peaks of the Hindu Kush and I was thinking of home while working on a cigarette. Frank and I took a position on the edge of a canal, sheltered by some small trees. From there, we had a good view of the main road and the mountains while we provided perimeter security for our team. After piling in my usual three pieces of gum post-smoke, I noticed the tall grass move in front of us, and I motioned to Frank. We watched closely as a brindle puppy with white paws and half of a tail emerged. She caught sight of us and stopped, startled and scared by our presence.
Army Reserve Sgt. Tracy McKithern loves dogs.
Last year, when McKithern found a little female white stray dog sniffing around camp here during her yearlong deployment to Iraq -- only one thing was going to happen.
“I fell in love with her immediately,” she said.
A U.S. Army soldier has been reunited with a stray dog her unit rescued during their deployment to the Middle East.
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Tracy McKithern is a combat photographer who was serving in Iraq in 2017. During her unit’s assignment, a scratch-covered stray and its mother started sniffing around their base. “I fell in love with her immediately,” McKithern said, via military media service DVIDS. “She came up to me immediately, probably hungry, but gentle. I think she was looking for love more than anything else.”
After months of waiting and thousands of miles traveled, Sean Marsicane has finally been reunited with the dog he adopted while serving in Afghanistan.
Apollo was a stray dog that showed up on the campground where Marsicane was working with Afghan soldiers.
Some veterans who formed a bond while serving overseas were reunited. See how VCA Animal Hospitals of DFW helped, and meet Jangi, Marty and Joe and learn their stories.
One day flying in his helicopter in Afghanistan, Gabriel picked up passengers and cargo at a landing zone and spotted some orphaned puppies running around. He grabbed the closest one, a little "furball," tucked her under his arm and took her into the helicopter.
The story of an American dog rescue, and two pups in York County is rooted in war. Sixteen years into the ongoing war on terror, nearly one dog per day from conflict ravaged areas across the world is finding a home in the United States, and even in York County.
In 2001, Sgt. Craig Grossi was in the Sangin District in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, sent there to help secure the area for the villagers. He describes the area as a violent place, and it was the last place he’d expect to meet his first dog. But that’s just what happened.
He’s Puppy Rambo!
An American soldier is on a mission to rescue a litter of pooches from the cruel streets of Afghanistan — where animals are treated like garbage.
Combat Medic Holden Schoenig, 22 came across the mixed-breed canines hiding under a piece of scrap metal while on patrol in Kabul last August — and took them under his wing.
If you take a look at her Facebook page, Snickle Fritz the dog is very much one for laying about and having as many naps as she can in one day. But beneath it all the 3-year-old Afghan Kuchi is helping a veteran with post-war life in Australia.
While serving overseas with the military, soldiers spend most of their time with other soldiers. But along the way, many have bonded and cared for animals while serving. Unfortunately, many of the animals have to stay behind.
City a logistical headquarters for international Puppy Rescue Mission
An Afghan Kuchi named Poptart and more than 700 other animals are building new lives with their battle buddies through The Puppy Rescue Mission.
See how one UAPD Dispatcher Supervisor balances supervising during the day and moonlighting with the The Puppy Rescue Mission at night.
In 2013, Rob Zombie met up with the PRM team and said "That was a cause I could really understand and get behind.” Rob narrated a video campaign featuring a cast of active duty and veteran warriors, directed by Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival documenter Strati Hovartos, to shed more light on PRM.
Lower Mount Bethel Township native Robert McGuire made it through his deployment in Afghanistan in 2011 thanks to a special four-legged friend.
Puppy Rescue Mission finds homes in the U.S. for dogs that bond with military members overseas.
A story from our annual PRM picnic in North Carolina.
For most people, looking at pictures of puppies and kittens is a feel-good exercise. For Blairstown resident Marion Satterthwaite, it was a call to action.
Everyone has heard stories of puppies being rescued by people, but this story is a little different, because it’s about people being rescued by puppies.
It all started in 2010, when Army soldier Chris Chiasson was deployed to a combat post in Afghanistan. Days before his arrival, a suicide bomber had arrived at the base, intending to blow up as many soldiers as he could, but was thwarted in his efforts by three stray dogs, who attacked him and alerted the troops.
For a wounded soldier home from Afghanistan, It was a special reunion a long time in the making.
A puppy he adopted on the front lines is now with him again in Bethesda, Maryland.
Josh Roth and Nolay home safe in California. Anna Cannan and others celebrate the soldiers and their battle buddies in San Diego at their BBQ & Bonfire.
Army Sergeant Nick B. took unusual action against cruelty he witnessed serving in Afghanistan. When he encountered a tied-up, skinny Shepherd mix covered in mud, ears and tail hacked away, Nick asked the people living nearby if he could have him. But the owners, who were planning to use the dog for gruesome “entertainment” purposes, were only willing to give him up in return for cigarettes. The soldier happily traded.
When Georgia National Guardsman Chris Duke was serving in Afghanistan, he made friends with the locals - stray dogs Sasha, Target and Rufus.
"A lot of us used the three of them as an escape when you're homesick," Duke said