Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet© incorporated in the state of Arkansas on 28 January, 2005 after founders Linda Spurlin-Dominik and Carol Olmedo learned that military service members across the country had pets that needed a caring and safe home to care for them during the pet owner’s deployment or an unforeseen hardship situation, but had not been able to find someone to care for them. This left the deploying heroes or veterans with only one option, which was to legally surrender their pets and pet ownership rights to an animal shelter or rescue group never to see their pets again, know if they got a new good home, or ended up being euthanized.

January 2010, Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet filed with the Texas Sec of State as a “Foreign non-profit operating in the state of TX” and after purchasing acreage in Coryell County (approx 14 miles west of Fort Hood) in June 2010, the organization moved its “Day-to-Day National Operations” to the property located at 9725 FM 1783, Gatesville TX 76528.

Note: We are not an animal shelter or rescue organization involved with re-homing of pets owned by the military community or a resource to assist shelters/rescues with re-homing situations involving military owned pets that have been legally surrendered to a specific shelter/rescue.


Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet© being an ALL volunteer 501c3 “Military & Veterans Support Organization” (MVSO) public charity corporation is totally dependent on the general public for donations so we may provide the services and projects as defined under “Programs”.

Contributions to Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet (Fed Tax ID: 20-2229425) are tax-deductible (downloadable PDF) as defined under section 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please note specific tax-deductible related questions should be discussed with the donor’s personal tax advisor. Funding overall is obtained via the following means:

  1. Direct and In-Direct Monetary Public Support
  2. In-Kind Donations
  3. Events eventually to be held at the organization’s property in Gatesville, TX
  4. Events hosted by individuals, businesses, and other organizations where net proceeds may be designated by the Host for a specific program/project or such designation is determined by Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet© as defined via our “Third Party Fundraising” page
  5. Grant research and proposal submissions
  6. Capital Campaign

Updated: 15 February 2018