Linda S.

Gatesville, TX
Nominated by Jessica Semon

Volunteered for:

Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pet

Length of Service:

80+ hours per month for 9 years

February 11, 2014

Ms. Spurlin-Dominik is the Founder/CEO of Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pet a national all-volunteer 501(c)3 Military and Veteran Support Organization which assists our active duty service members, wounded warriors, veterans, and their beloved companion animals or assistance service canines through various assistance programs. These programs include: the Military and Veteran Pet Foster Home Program, Military Pet Assistance fund, and the Warriors' Angels Program (TX only). Programs are available in all 50 states and all Branches of Service including National Guard and Reserves. The Foster Home program provides a network of approved Foster Homes across the country who are willing to foster a companion animal whose owner is being sent overseas with no one to care for the companion animal due to deployment, peacekeeping or humanitarian mission.

She not only had the vision to create the organization, but also the daily passion to handle the day-to-day operations, develop new programs, wear multiple hats and guide the organization as we enter into the tenth year of service. Her daily dedication and passion for helping our military, veterans and wounded warriors is very evident from the moment you start talking to her.

To-date, because of her volunteer efforts over 550+ companion animals have been reunited with the Military Service Member, Veterans or Wounded Warriors post deployment/emergency hardship. Her other accomplishments including having the vision to moving the National Office to Gatesville, TX and purchasing 13 acres of land for the establishment of the first MVP Sanctuary which will be a place for our Soldiers and Veterans to socialize, spend time with their pets and house the National Headquarters for the organization. She also recently developed and planned the foundations for the Warriors' Angels program, which will support our service members and veterans diagnosed with PTSD needing a specially trained assistance canine enhancing the service member/veteran's quality of life.

She does all of this with a smile on her face, a passion in her voice, and a deep dedication to give back to our military.

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The National Winner’s designated non-profit charity will receive a $5,000 donation, courtesy of Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise network. Each Local Winner’s designated non-profit charity will receive a $500 donation. All Winners will receive a certificate and a spot in the Contest’s “Wall of Fame” here on in recognition of their outstanding service.

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