Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency based in Boise, Idaho, is pleased to announce the success of a donation campaign in collaboration with Dogs on Deployment (DoD), an online network bringing peace of mind to pet-owning military members one deployment at a time.
Pets Best raised $1,000 throughout the recent Memorial Day campaign with Dogs on Deployment, raising money to give back to those who sacrifice their lives every day serving the U.S. Military.
DoD is a national non-profit organization designed to provide a central network for military members to find volunteers willing to board their animals while they honor their service commitments. With the mission to promote responsible, life-long pet ownership, DoD advocates for military pet owner rights, proper educational resources for military members for responsible pet ownership, financial assistance and a healthy pet lifestyles. Most importantly, DoD strives to provide DoD boarding connections available to all military service members, regardless of their current base or deployment.
DoD has already changed the lives of over 1,000 pets in need of temporary care through their boarding programs, allowing service members to return to their pets after deployment, making coming home even sweeter. Navy Lieutenant James McCullen spent nearly five months away from his San Diego home and his 6-year-old pitbull, Axle, on his most recent deployment; however, with the help of DoD and after a meet and greet with DoD volunteers, it was a perfect fit. Axle was placed in a home before McCullen left for deployment to ensure a seamless transition.
“While deployed, I was able to keep my mind at ease knowing Axle was being cared for,” McCullen said. “It allowed me to focus on the mission we were set out there to do.”
After experiencing multiple successful boarding with DoD for himself, McCullen decided he wanted to give back and become a boarder himself to make a difference in both the lives of his fellow deployed servicemen and the lives of their pets.
“Plain and simple, I want to give back,” McCullen said. “For me, I am just happy I can help and spread the word about this amazing tool for service members. I have met the kindest people in the world and become good friends with them, too. They are like family to us, our West Coast family.”