Shelter benefits

Giving hope and a home to the most overlooked animals in your care

Pets for Patriots offers an additional channel to help you place the most adoption-challenged dogs and cats in your care into loving military homes, where their unconditional love is the best ‘thank you for your service’ gift of all.

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Explore the benefits

Pets for Patriots offers shelters, rescues, SPCAs, humane societies, and municipal animal controls a free, easy to administer, and demonstrably successful program to help military veterans in their communities adopt a loving companion pet

More affordable pet adoption means more adopted pets

We reduce animal surrender by addressing one of the greatest challenges to pet guardianship – cost of care – and provide extensive post-adoption follow up to maximize the pet-person bond and minimize pet ‘recycling’.

Support our troops

Be recognized as an organization that cares about veterans and military families who live in your community. We can’t think of a better way to say ‘thank you for your service’ than by giving the unconditional love of a rescued dog or cat.

Member-only resources

Pets for Patriots provides a range of free print and digital tools to help you promote our partnership in your shelter and your community at large.

Free stuff

As a thank you for partnering with us we’ll send a complimentary set of brochures, and Kennel Tags to help increase the visibility of Pets for Patriots-eligible dogs and cats in your care.

Did we say 'free'?

There is no cost to apply to or partner with Pets for Patriots. We’re a nonprofit, too, so we know you love free things as much as we do.

Want to know more?

Download out adoption partner overview.