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Rich & Ozzy: Instant Best Friends

Whether it’s due to a physical injury or an emotional one, many of our servicemen return home to find the transition back to civilian life difficult. Meanwhile, millions of pets are waiting in shelters for a forever home. With your help, GreaterGood.org partners with organizations around the country connecting these veterans with their forever companions.

A pet provides the unconditional love and support these veterans need, easing stress, depression, loneliness, and anxiety. A veteran provides a loving home for the pet. Rich and Ozzy are a perfect example.

“I’d like to thank you for finding me my new friend Ozzy. Ozzy is a terrier mix with lots of energy, but he is well mannered with lots of affection and love. Ozzy arrived at my house in mid-December with his Pets for Vets trainer Toni. He came to me at the perfect time. I was wounded in Iraq on December 21st and spent eight long months at Walter Reed recovering from my injuries. This is the time of year when I need a Companion to be around me and keep me busy. Ozzy is the perfect dog for that. He always wants to play or just be around me and anytime I need him he’s there for me. Ozzy has made my life better and I can’t wait for the weather to get better and take him out on the trail.”—Rich

These connections would not be possible without your help.

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by czarina, June 26, 2019