What the staff at Marty’s Flooring knows is that anything with whiskers or a wet nose can bring a world of good to a veteran. It is an ideal link between the animal kingdom and humankind: veterans adopt homeless dogs and cats, providing a furry friend to a man or woman in uniform, which also grants the animals a place to call home.
The non-profit organization Pets for Patriots creates unique opportunities for members of the military community to save a life by honorably adopting homeless adult dogs and cats. Patriot adoptions include adult shelter pets, large dogs and special needs animals – those most in need of a loving, forever home – from any of its member shelters.
Locally, Marty’s Flooring in Valencia has been supporting Pets for Patriots for approximately four years.
“The pets are adopted by soldiers as a way to help with their rehabilitation,” said Rhiannon Summers. “Lots of our loved ones have served our great country and it’s a great way for us to give back to show our thanks for all they do.”
The goal of Pets for Patriots is to make the benefits of shelter pet adoption a reality for military personnel, ensuring many years of friendship, companionship and joy with their honorably adopted dog or cat. To ease the financial costs associated with pet ownership, Pets for Patriots partners with veterinarians to deliver a minimum 10 percent discount for the life of the adopted pet’s care.
Marty’s Flooring has a “donation wall,” where staff members post donations made by customers and friends, which are then matched by Marty’s Flooring.
“When you donate through our store, 100 percent will go to Pets for Patriots to make a real difference in the lives of U.S. military personnel and pets in need,” Summers said. “You’ll be playing a meaningful part in improving the lives of these patriots, and giving last-chance shelter animals a second chance at life.”
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