Pets for Veterans Day began with a dog named Bear. Bear was an adorable and sociable dog who knew how to interact with different veterans based on their individual needs. Whether Bear was quietly cuddling or politely playing, veterans took to Bear and asked his owner if they could take him home with them. Bear’s owner thought, “why is therapy one hour a week inside when it could be 24/7 at home?” And then pets for veterans began. October 21 is Pets for Veterans Day!
Do you want to celebrate Pets for Veterans Day? If so, there are a few ways to do so. First, you can visit a shelter. Shelters are the perfect place to adopt new pets for veterans. Consider contacting your local shelter and offering to cover the adoption fees for any veteran looking for a furry companion. Another way to celebrate Pets for Veterans Day is by collection toys for pets and donating them to a local shelter. Finally, you can celebrate Pets for Veterans Day by reaching out to local veterans and thanking them for their services.
We love Pets for Veterans Day because it’s a great way to remember our veterans and the sacrifices they made. Pets for Veterans Day also raises pet awareness and reminds us that shelter animals can make incredible companions. We also love that Pets for Veterans Day inspires us to discuss how having a pet is a mental health benefit.
This year, Pets for Veterans Day falls on Wednesday, October 21. To get involved with supporting veterans, get in touch with SRQ Vets. We are an organization led by local veterans, dedicated to serving fellow local veterans. For more information, browse our website or give us a call at 941-777-8387.