UPDATE: AZ Marine set to be deployed finds foster home for his 2 dogs

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

We have a happy update to a story we brought you last weekend.

A Marine who was looking for someone to foster his dogs while he was deployed has found a foster family!

[RELATED: AZ Marine about to be deployed needs foster care for dogs]

 Matt Dearborn had been searching for someone to foster his 3-year-old pups, Iro and Django.

Dearborn, a Marine, was about to be deployed to the country of Georgia. He wouldn't be able to see his dogs until November.

We told you Dearborn's story on the news last weekend and the response was overwhelming. Here at the newsroom, we were flooded with calls and emails from people offering to foster the furry pair. The organization Dogs on Deployment helped facilitate the matchmaking.

Dearborn spent all day Sunday visiting potential fosters with his dogs.

 In the end, Dearborn selected someone he describes "a really nice guy with a big back yard."

The foster parent is a "proud USMC Vietnam vet." He has chosen to stay anonymous.

The folks at Dogs on Deployment say Dearborn's  predicament is not uncommon.

"They already are going under a lot of stress in preparing to be deployed and maybe they had a parent or a spouse or girlfriend that was going to watch the dog, but that fell through, so what do they do?" said Beth Buchanan with Dogs on Deployment.

That's why their organization helps match pets with willing foster homes. Buchanan said they've already placed 1,000 dogs and cats, and even a horse.

"They don't have to give them to the pound to relinquish them, and when they're home they're reunited, and we have a lot of happy reunions," Buchanan said.

For more information, visit: www.dogsondeployment.org.

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