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FOR THE COMMON LOVE OF DOG AND COUNTRY SUPPORT YOUR TROOPS BY BOARDING THEIR PETS Active Duty | Veteran | Wounded Warrior Support for all military pets.

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1 FOR THE COMMON LOVE OF DOG AND COUNTRY SUPPORT YOUR TROOPS BY BOARDING THEIR PETS Active Duty | Veteran | Wounded Warrior Support for all military pets nationwide Support Get HelpSponsor Follow us:

2 SUPPORT YOUR TROOPS BY BOARDING THEIR PETS Overview for Dogs on Deployment Who is Dogs on Deployment? What do they do? Who have they helped? Where they’re headed How you can help

3 HISTORY OF DOGS ON DEPLOYMENT

4 SUPPORT YOUR TROOPS BY BOARDING THEIR PETS DoD’s Story Dogs on Deployment was founded in 2011 by a dual military couple, Alisa and Shawn Johnson, who serve in the US Marine Corps and US Navy respectively. They owned a dog, JD, who they could not care for during their dual military commitments. They found family to rely on, but recognized not all military families do. They decided to help.

5 SUPPORT YOUR TROOPS BY BOARDING THEIR PETS Dogs on Deployment Founders 1stLt Alisa Johnson and LT Shawn Johnson, pose with their dogs, JD and Jersey. They are the proud owners of two dogs, two cats and two parrots. Their passion is helping other military members and their pets.

6 SUPPORT YOUR TROOPS BY BOARDING THEIR PETS 2014 DoD Mascot, Midas In 2014, Dogs on Deployment held its second-annual Military Pet of the Year and Mascot Competition. Sgt Juan Valdez, and his dog, Midas, won by popular vote. Juan is a Marine combat-veteran, and Midas is his PTS (Post-Traumatic Stress) Service Dog. Together, Dogs on Deployment and Sgt Valdez are working towards raising awareness for the benefits of Service Dogs for veterans and increasing aid given to our returning troops through the 2014 campaign, Midas Cares.

7 MISSION OF DOGS ON DEPLOYMENT

8 SUPPORT YOUR TROOPS BY BOARDING THEIR PETS The Mission Dogs on Deployment’s mission is to give military members peace of mind concerning their pets during their service commitments by providing them with the ability to find people and resources able to help them.

9 SUPPORT YOUR TROOPS BY BOARDING THEIR PETS DoD’s Goals DoD aims at having DoD Boarders located near all major military bases in the United States DoD will become a first resource for military members to turn to when they need long term boarding for their pets DoD plans to increase the rights and education that pet owners have while serving active duty in the military DoD will help promote the military-pet community by providing a database of partnered pet related businesses which support their troops through discount and incentive programs DoD helps qualified military members with the cost of pet care during emergencies, and/or before and during deployments in order to promote responsible pet-ownership, providing financial assistance to get military pets spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and help with cost of pet care. This is known as our Pet Chit Program.

10 SUPPORT YOUR TROOPS BY BOARDING THEIR PETS Achieving Our Goals Dogs on Deployment promotes responsible, life-long pet ownership through: Advocacy Education Financial Assistance Community Outreach

11 IMPACT OF DOGS ON DEPLOYMENT

12 SUPPORT YOUR TROOPS BY BOARDING THEIR PETS Military Pets Assisted Over 500 military- owned pets have been placed in DoD Boarder homes during their owner’s service commitments Nearly $25,000 awarded to military families for help with emergency and preventative pet care LCpl Jon Contreas reunited with his dog, Diego, who was boarded through Dogs on Deployment.

13 SUPPORT YOUR TROOPS BY BOARDING THEIR PETS Making Reunions Possible DoD exists to help military members keep their pets by alleviating the need for pet relinquishment from military members due to the hardships of deployments DoD makes reunions possible! Capt Jess Jempson is reunited with her dog, Emma on the Queen Latifah Show after a 12-month deployment. (click for YouTube link)

14 SUPPORT YOUR TROOPS BY BOARDING THEIR PETS DoD’s Network Over 15,000 registered DoD Boarders 100 Staff Volunteers Nearly 200,000 fans on Facebook Since January 2014, DoD has doubled in followership

15 DOGS ON DEPLOYMENT'S FUTURE

16 SUPPORT YOUR TROOPS BY BOARDING THEIR PETS The Battle at Home With the draw down in the war, more troops will return with emotional and physical wounds that will need DoD’s help while they receive in- patient treatment. Deployments will always occur. DoD will always be ready. A struggling economy means financial difficulty for veterans. DoD is there to help. Brown Stuff, with his owner John, who was injured in Afghanistan, was boarded through Dogs on Deployment during John’s hospitalization.

17 SUPPORT YOUR TROOPS BY BOARDING THEIR PETS A National Name DoD needs all military members to know who they are and what they do Dogs on Deployment will achieve top-tier national recognition Dogs on Deployment seeks national-level recognition by the Department of Defense Lt. Gretchen Zilka, reuniting with her dog Tango, who was boarded through Dogs on Deployment.

18 SUPPORT DOGS ON DEPLOYMENT

19 SUPPORT YOUR TROOPS BY BOARDING THEIR PETS Local Outreach Please include here how local supporters and potential sponsors can work to promote Dogs on Deployment and expand our ability to achieve our mission and goals. Thank you!

20 SUPPORT YOUR TROOPS BY BOARDING THEIR PETS This presentation was created by Dogs on Deployment. All logos, icons, images and template designs are owned by Dogs on Deployment and may not be copied or reproduced without Dogs on Deployment permission. For any questions, please contact Thank you.


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