Alisa Johnson has been nominated for 2013 Military Spouse of the Year! She is an active duty Marine, Navy wife, "fur-mom" to two dogs, and a parrot, and the co-founder of Dogs on Deployment.Â Through her organization, Dogs on Deployment (DoD), Alisa Johnson matches military pet families with foster families needing homes.
Dogs On Deployment is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit which provides a central online database for service members to search for individuals or families who are willing to welcome a Dog On Deployment into their home for the length of their owner's deployment. Having placed animals with over 200 families, Alisa and DoD also rescue animals and assist with medical issues and spay/neuter costs.
Alisa is currently training in Texas to fly C130 planes, while her husband, Shawn, is on active duty in the US Navy. Although they are separated physically, that doesn't stop Alisa from finding ways to connect. "Despite our physical separation, we are connected to each other through our passion in helping improve the military community, specifically in the aspect of pet ownership," states Alisa.
In honor of her work with DoD on behalf of military pets, Alisa has been nominated for the Military Spouse of the Year award. By popular vote, Alisa was awarded the title of Military Spouse of the Year for NAS Corpus Christi, where she is based.