Hear From Our Warriors


Molly was in her cage when I saw her on a tour of the shelter and boy did she have the puppy eyes mastered! She gave my friend and I the look of “get me out of here, I just want someone to love!!” I knew I wanted to bring her home right then.

Before I found Molly, I was looking for a dog as an adventure buddy to help me be more outgoing and interact with people more confidently when I’m out and about. Soon after getting her home I realized I also found a reason to get up and get moving in the morning, a happy face when I come home, a true companion.

Molly has a couple of habits that she wasn’t taught as a pup not to do, but she is SO smart and eager to please. I have no doubt she’ll mature into a great dog with my patience and dedication. I love having Molly around because she’s a work in progress – a challenge, but one that is ALWAYS rewarding. This alone has been a great distraction for the negatives in life, it’s hard to stay upset when you have a dog that looks at you like you’re their entire world!!!

Christina Esposito

LaVonne, sometimes us older guys are retired, empty nesters and need a pal.  I was fortunate to find Ella with your help and kindness.  She is a full member of the family.  Ella has been a blessing to us, we cannot imagine our home without her.  Thank you Paws and Warriors!” Bob Bowermaster, (retired, US Marines, Vietnam Veteran)

Bob Bowermaster

Retired US Army, Vietnam Veteran Nickels
“My service dog passed away and I wanted to adopt another dog. It does not matter to me Bud is heartworm positive. Since adopting Bud and bringing him home I have been happy again and he is helping me have a positive attitude, We are starting Bud’s obedience training and if all goes well then service dog training. Either way I love Bud and he has a forever home with us. I do hope Bud and I can provide pet therapy support to other Veterans. “
Tim Nickels

“Striker has been a God sent, and I have seen a change in me and my weight already having him in my life. I cannot thank you enough for your assistance.” SSG Curtis, US Marines
SSG Curtis and Striker