When Capt. Alisa Sieber-Johnson learned she’d be training as a U.S. Marine in Quantico, Virginia, for six months, her first thought was about her dog JD. She knew she'd be living in barracks where dogs aren’t allowed. Her husband, Lt. Shawn Johnson, wouldn't be able to care for JD either because he was scheduled to deploy with the Navy around the same time. They were able to find a temporary foster home for JD, but the experience led the couple to create Dogs on Deployment (DoD). DOD is a nonprofit that connects members of the military with civilians to board their pets when the need arises. Since 2011 more than 1,100 pets have found temporary care. DOD doesn't help with just dogs though, it has found foster homes for cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, turtles, snakes, rabbits and chickens.
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