Wednesday, March 12, 2014

"It's so funny how something as simple as a puppy can make even the hardest, toughened soldier melt upon a few kisses to the face."

Peter with his faithful running partner Scooby, shown here on the summit of Mt. Marcy, NY

From Peter:
Dear PRM,
 For a few years I have been attempting to conceive a proper tribute to memorialize the more than 2300 American casualties from Operation Enduring Freedom. They occupy a special place in my heart, since I was working in the World Trade Center on 9/11 while I was attending college.

A little about myself; after college I worked in financial services, but 9/11 changed my view of everything and I became an athletic trainer. Over the past few years I have helped build a thriving personal training business focusing on improving athletic performance for young athletes, training individuals for various races and weightlifting competitions, and also helping people, ‘evolve’ as I call it, from dysfunctional sedentary cubicle life, to a functional and healthy human being. I am also a local volunteer firefighter in my community of St. James.

In December of this past year I stumbled upon PRM on Facebook and began following this amazing cause. I decided that whatever tribute I decided upon must include PRM. And that’s when everything came together. The objective would be to perform one pushup for every fallen American soldier in Afghanistan, while also completing a half marathon distance of 13.1 miles. It’s a daunting goal, considering the Guiness Book of World Records for pushups is approx. 6000 in 24 hours, and I’m planning to do more than 2300 in under 4 hours while also running 13.1 miles of hills. But what would a fitting memorial be unless it was nearly impossible!?

Concurrently, this tribute fits perfectly with helping soldiers in Afghanistan bring back their beloved dogs who have bonded and helped with morale while on deployment there. I am hoping to successfully obtain pledges for PRM over the next 3 months leading up to Sunday, June 8th when I will be hitting the streets of Lake Placid, NY to achieve the full goal during their annual Half Marathon race!

Peter Schwarting
Manager/Head Athletic Trainer On the Go Fitness
Saint James, NY

Check his Facebook page to RALLY for Peter at:

Thank You Men and Women for your service to our country. It is because of your dedication that we live in The Land of the Free, Because of the Brave. Paw Salute!

The Puppy Rescue Mission, Inc
"Soldiers Saving Puppies~Puppies Saving Soldiers"
Non Profit 501(c)(3) Organization

All donations are Tax Deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please use your paypal receipt as proof of donation. Send all requests to if you desire to have a year end receipt.


Checks can be mailed to:
The Puppy Rescue Mission
PO Box 1516
Celina, Texas 75009
Please note animal on the check.

For anyone who has an animal they wish to rescue from Afghanistan, please send an email to:
Please use the subject heading "Package".
All requests for rescues must go via this email address from your personal email.
Thank You!

The primary mission of Puppy Rescue Mission is to raise funds & assist various organizations which help soldiers bring home their furry friends from war. While PRM's primary mission is to assist soldiers and their furry friends, PRM will also, from time to time, assist an organization in re-homing a stray animal.
~Watching Miracles Happen~
In the event that there are funds remaining from the donations for this animal and any of the animals, The Puppy Rescue Mission Board of Directors will use the excess funds where necessary.