Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate, brought national attention to a Des Moines organization that matches trained service dogs with veterans. The Puppy Jake Foundation is dedicated to training the dogs for military veterans, particularly those dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Friday evening they enjoyed a visit from Palin, her husband Todd and Utah Senator Mike Lee.
The three met with workers and played with eight puppies, that will be trained to become service dogs. The organization is led by Republican fundraiser Becky Beach, who became friends with the Palins a few years ago. Palin urged followers on Facebook to support The Puppy Jake Foundation. Here is her post:
Todd and I had a great time visiting with friends — furry and otherwise — in Des Moines tonight supporting the Puppy Jake Foundation. Thanks to our hosts Becky Beach and the entire Puppy Jake team for allowing us to highlight the positive work they’re doing with these service dogs to support our brave soldiers returning home. It was great to visit with Sen. Mike Lee there tonight, too!
Now, hopefully Todd’s been won over and will agree it’s time to add another set of paws to the family! Please “like” the Puppy Jake Foundation on Facebook and visit their website to find out how you can help our vets. (And put in a good word to Todd for me… he’s the one who’s always said, “The more, the merrier!”)
Palin and Senator Lee came to Iowa to speak at Saturday’s Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Banquet.