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Help 3 Veterans Adopt Shelter Dogs

FUNDED February 23 2018 – Thank You!

Medical studies have shown that companion animals significantly improve mental and physical health, reducing stress, depression, and anxiety symptoms experienced by many serving in the military. Pets for Vets provides a second chance for both our returning veterans and needy shelter dogs. These animals can make excellent companions and our brave soldiers receive a second chance at health and happiness. The bonds of friendship formed between man and animal have the power to ease the suffering of our troops when they return from overseas.

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Conventional treatment was not helping Sergeant Renteria deal with his symptoms of PTSD and TBI after his deployment to Iraq as an infantry soldier. He knew he needed something more than medication and intermittent therapy sessions. PTSD left Adam feeling isolated, being out in public would cause him to have severe panic attacks, rooftops and windows still seemed like places for snipers to hide, walking around corners caused severe anxiety, debilitating nightmares made sleep impossible and noises reminded him of the war zone he had just left.

Adam needed someone he could rely on, someone who could make him feel protected in public and allow him to not isolate himself by staying inside any more. Pets for Vets found Rakassan, a Jindo mix at a local shelter, with a sharp intelligence. He excelled at his training, learning new behaviors to help with PTSD very quickly, but took more time to get used to an outside environment. When they met for the first time, Rakassan climbed up on the couch next to Adam and nestled in next to him.

Since then they have become inseparable, Rakassan is in-tune to Adam’s every move: sleeping with him at night which eases his nightmares, being vigilant to their surroundings so Adam does not have to be, and even helping Adam feel comfortable in public. Adam now enjoys going on outings, including to his son’s baseball games. Adam has said, “Clarissa is my angel, she found the most perfect dog for me. I would not have been able to pick out a dog that was better suited to me. Rakassan and Pets for Vets saved my life.”

Recent Projects

Provide 20 Hens to Families in Need: Completed April 22, 2019

72,000 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

In many parts of the world, families don’t have enough healthy food to eat. Malnourishment continues the cycle of poverty because it makes work and school difficult—especially for children, who can’t learn on an empty stomach! That’s why GreaterGood.org helps provide hens to families and students in need. Please click today to give more hungry people the skills and resources they need to feed themselves and end the cycle of poverty.

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Save 30 Shelter Cats with Cat Pawsitive: Completed April 19, 2019

52,500 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

Shelters are loud, chaotic spaces, full of unfamiliar sights and smells. The stress of the environment leads shy cats to withdraw and hide, or act out their fear through aggression. And without sufficient activity and mental stimulation, many antsy cats become hyperactive — even destructive. The Cat Pawsitive program uses positive reinforcement training to build cats’ confidence, and help them find a loving home. Please click today to help “less adoptable” cats find their forever families!

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Help First Responders to Rescue Animals: Completed April 17, 2019

47,600 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

Natural disasters impact millions of people, but they also change the lives of thousands of animals, who must be rescued, evacuated, and taken to shelters where they can be reunited with their families or adopted. GreaterGood.org partners with The Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) to educate an Emergency Rescue Team to address this need. Please click today to help animals in emergencies!

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Give a Non-Verbal Child a Voice: Completed April 15, 2019

66,000 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

It is estimated that nearly 40% of individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder are non-verbal. The inability to effectively communicate the most basic of needs can be extremely frustrating and, in some cases, can even create serious safety risks for individuals who are non-verbal. The National Autism Association’s Give A Voice program provides a tablet with an intuitive voice-output communication app, which gives nonverbal children and young adults the ability to build phrases and sentences pictographically, which are then converted to audible speech. Please click today to give a voice!

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Send Care Packages to 24 Shelter Dogs: Completed April 12, 2019

48,000 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

Providing food, vaccinations, bedding, and enrichment needs for dogs is a costly endeavor for animal shelters across the country. Due to the high cost of these basic necessities, shelters often have to limit the number of dogs that they can save and provide homes for. A warm bed and a full belly can go a long way for the well-being of shelter dogs. Your clicks alone can provide bowls of dog food, warm beds, and vaccinations for shelter dogs in need!

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Deliver 50 Books to Children in Need: Completed April 10, 2019

50,000 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

Books inform and entertain, often at the same time. Ensuring a child has access to books in their homes is associated with positive behavioral, educational, and psychological outcomes. Through your clicks, we will work with our partners to transport high quality books to where they are needed most. Help a child love to read and succeed!

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Fund 70 Miles of Travel for a Woman with Breast Cancer: Completed April 8, 2019

70,000 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

The hard truth is that many in need of aggressive, life–saving treatments are unable to access that essential care. With your support, we can raise funds to help provide 10 women with life-saving Pink Ribbon Flights of Hope, giving them access to the breast cancer treatment they desperately need. Please click today!

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Real Impact: Act Where It Matters

With so many simple, easy ways to be involved – from a free click to a direct donation that funds a specific program – your smallest actions online matter, creating real results at GreaterGood.

Already, your actions have given $30 million to nonprofit charities around the world since 1999. That means millions have received help and assistance because of your efforts: hungry families fed, pets rescued, rainforests saved, breast cancer caught and treated, children helped, and so much more.

What You Can Do: Small Actions, Big Results

We invite you to explore the network of great charities and good works that make up GreaterGood. Find the cause, program, or project that speaks to your passion for helping others and start making a difference today.

We believe that no good action is too small and, with all the new tools at our websites, together the results are greater than ever before. Make a daily click, sign a petition, donate what you can, shop where it matters, and help us spread the word. You can also visit us at our new store in the Mall of America, located in Bloomington, Minnesota. Just like our online shops, every purchase gives back to a worthy cause!

Every day our community grows larger and the good that we have done together grows greater. Every day we’re adding new pieces to our story. , read our blogs, or join us on Facebook to learn even more about how your actions continue to make a difference daily.

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