Michael, a Veteran Dog Dad, is Reunited with Ace and Cinnamon!

Jul 22, 2022

Michael is a veteran dog dad, and his emotional support animals named Ace and Cinnamon are his whole world. Michael tells us they’ve been with him since they were young pups, and have brought him so much hope, happiness, and comfort each and every day.

So as you can imagine, when Michael discovered he could not bring his dogs with him when he entered VA housing, his world turned upside down.

His dogs are not just pets to him—they are his family.

The thought of losing Ace and Cinnamon forever shattered Michael, but he thought he had no other option than to choose: say goodbye to his best friends and surrender them to the shelter in order to enter into VA housing to get the support he needed….or decline VA assistance and become homeless along with his two dogs.

That’s not much of a choice.

Thankfully, he learned he had a third option! We are SO happy to share with you that Michael, Ace, and Cinnamon are still together today!

The Arizona Pet Project team was able to help this veteran dog dad and his furry family by covering the costs needed to put Ace and Cinnamon into temporary boarding while Michael and the VA looked for housing that would allow him to be reunited with his 2 best friends! Ace and Cinnamon were kept out of the shelter all because of supporters like you and funded in part by The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services as made available through the Arizona Veterans’ Donation Fund.

The incredible bond between people and pets is undeniable and especially so for emotional support animals like Ace and Cinnamon who bring hope and happiness to their veteran dog dad each and every day!

THANK YOU for supporting The Arizona Pet Project and having compassion for people and pets in need in our community! Your compassion keeps loved pets out of shelters and together with their families who love them!

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