Coastal NC

VOL12ISS1 2016

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7 THe oRIGINAl ReloCATIoN GuIDe — CoAsTAl NC | Volume 12—Issue 1 Award-winning Foster Organization for Military Pets Dogs on Deployment was founded in 2011 by dual-military couple, Alisa and Shawn Johnson. Armed by a group of nearly 100 volunteers across the coun- try, DoD is the defnition of a grass-roots cause. Active duty service members, military spouses, veterans and civilians with friends or family who have served are the back bone of this organization. Each volunteer is special in their own way and contribute to the overall success of the organization; but no one here is famous, no one here is a celebrity. So imagine our excitement and honor when we found out our organi- zation was going to be recognized by some of Hollywood's A-list celebrities! Dogs on Deployment has been named Foster Organiza- tion of the Year by the All Star Dog Rescue Celebration, hosted by Fox Network. As a national non-proft, our orga- nization seeks to connect deploying service members with volunteers, known as DoD Boarder, who are willing to board their pets during their service commitments. We are the nation's largest foster network serving military personnel, and have helped over 800 military pets fnd temporary care during their owner's service obligations. President Alisa Johnson, Vice President Shawn Johnson, and National Public Relations Director Corynn Myers accepted the award on behalf of the Dogs on Deployment or- ganization and all the faithful volunteers around the country, presented by popular country band, Florida Georgia Line. Hosted by Kaley Cuoco, star of Big Bang Theory, the red car- pet was star studded with many animal-loving supporters like Kathy Griffn, Cesar Millan, Paula Abdul, Emmy Rossum and more! Even several internet-famous dogs made an appearance. The show aired Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 26 2015 on FOX, "honoring select organizations and everyday citizens who are on the frontline of the rescue movement by helping to save, care for and fnd loving homes for the more than eight million animals that enter shelters each year. Throughout the two-hour family-friendly special, celebrity guests introduced the audience to adoptable rescue dogs and honored the people who dedicate their lives to caring for animals in need." If you, or someone you know, would like to sup- port the Dogs on Deployment cause, please visit our website at or on our various social media pages including Facebook/ dogsondeployment and Twitter @dogsondeploymnt. Dogs on Deployment is always in need of volunteers, donations, and support. Thank you! Just B Photo

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