Pets Enriching Troops’ Mission is:
to increase morale, foster positive relationships and responsible pet ownership, and prevent pet abandonment by providing therapy pet services, education, and resources to military personnel and their families.
Pets Enriching Troops’ Vision is:
a world where military service never has to mean sacrificing the human-animal relationship.
Welcome To Pets Enriching Troops
In 2013, William and Nicole Strauss attended a deployment line to see a young friend off to Afghanistan. Their friend was just 19-years-old, deploying for the very first time straight into the fighting season, and her family was thousands upon thousands of miles away in Saipan; no one was able to be there for her in those last slow hours of waiting. Will and Nicole arrived on base with their family of five dogs in tow, determined that she would spend the time smiling, being hugged, and receiving sloppy doggie kisses just like all the other Airman.
The arrival of the dogs sparked an incredible idea, and in February 2014, Pets Enriching Troops was born, with the hopes of one day being available on all military bases worldwide. As P.E.T. continues to grow and develop, they are proud to be a small part of keeping the wonders of the human-animal relationship alive for those who serve their countries.
Want to Volunteer?
Pets Enriching Troops is always looking for dedicated volunteers, click here to enquire about volunteering with P.E.T.
Check Out Our P.E.T. Shop!
Help P.E.T. raise money, purchase official P.E.T. merchandise, book events, check out our calendar shoots, and much more!
Raise Money For P.E.T. Just By Walking!
ResQWalk is a free app for both Android and iOS; it lets users donate money to P.E.T without costing a dime! For every mile you walk ResQWalk makes a donation to P.E.T. – and there’s no catch!
September’s Walk Goal: 325 Miles!
Let’s see if we can smash last month’s walk total of 299 miles! Join in by downloading the ResQWalk and Walk for a Dog apps for free!
August You Walked: 299 Miles
In August the wonderful people supporting P.E.T. walked 299 miles using the ResQWalk and Walk for a Dog apps; let’s walk some more!
Your Special Moments Are Available To Buy And Own
Capturing the perfect moment between you and your pet is something our talented P.E.T. photographers are skilled and experienced in. Whether its in a Class, on a Walk, at a P.E.T. Me event, or anywhere else, these moments are treasures; and we want you to enjoy them!
Our P.E.T. Photo Shop is now open, and it’s secure and easy to use! Just select your photo, choose your resolution, and click “buy”. After checking out with PayPal, you will receive an automatic email with a secure download link to download and save your photo!