to save pet lives, and enrich veterans, and veteran’s family’s lives

Welcome to G.I. Wishes – A Pet for a Vet. Since June of 2011, we have been creating alliances with rescue groups, veterans organizations, the National Guard and veterinarians in order to fulfill our mission to match rescue animals with veterans and families for companionship purposes. To be a conduit and clearinghouse for all veterans, rescue, and other interested organizations for this purpose; endeavoring to match the right animal with the right veteran and family. In short, A Pet For A Vet.

Open your heart and home to foster a deploying soldier’s pet! No one should have to give up their pet because they have decided to serve their country!

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It is with heavy hearts that we acknowledge the loss of a Founding Board Member and Secretary of our Board of Directors, Christy Peterson.

Christy was an integral member and the real heart of our organization. Her care and concern for people and animals knew no bounds. As a Navy Veteran, she continued to serve, long after her active duty days, as evidenced by her membership in many Veteran organizations, including GI Wishes.

Christy fought for Veteran’s rights for most of her life. Her voice was only silenced when she lost her final battle with cancer on July 13th, 2018.

We will miss her greatly, but her vision of helping Veterans will continue with GI Wishes.

The Board of Directors has voted to establish THE CHRISTY PETERSON ENDOWMENT FUND. This fund will be dedicated to the cause she so loved; Helping unite Rescue animals with Veterans and their families. Donations to this fund can be made by clicking on the Donate button below, and designating that your contribution be directed to this fund, in her memory.

Christy’s husband, Kelly Peterson, continues to serve on our Board of Directors, and will oversee the use of this Fund.