Pet criteria

Place more of your hard-to-place pets

Pets for Patriots inspires veterans to adopt the more adoption-challenged pets in your care by offering benefits that make lifetime pet guardianship more affordable. We focuses solely on homeless dogs and cats who are most overlooked by adopters.

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Eligible pets: which pets qualify for adoption and benefits of our program

A qualifying pet must be adopted from our shelter network and meet one of the following criteria…

Dog or cat, at least 2 years of age

Dog or cat with special needs*

Dog or cat homeless 6 months+

Dog 40+ pounds at adoption

*Birth defect, disability, or chronic medical condition, any of which must require lifelong care. Not sure if a pet qualifies? Ask us first!