How it works

How to adopt your new best friend

Step 1


You must live within 40 driving miles of a shelter partner and 15 driving miles of a veterinary partner.

Step 2


Discover which dogs and cats are program eligible, and all the benefits of adopting through Pets for Patriots.

Step 3


Provide your proof of current service or honorable discharge. Individuals in mental health treatment and/or veterans’ court programs must provide additional information.

Step 4


Take your Pets for Patriots approval letter to any shelter partner to adopt an eligible dog or cat who meets your needs, lifestyle and activity level.

Step 5

Stock up

We’ll send you a $150 gift card to buy food and other essentials after the shelter sends us your signed adoption contract.

Step 6

Stay healthy

Take your Pets for Patriots approval letter to any veterinary partner for quality, affordable care for your new best friend.

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