Adopt your new best friend
Pets for Patriots helps veterans find, adopt, and care for their new best friends. “Ordinary” shelter/rescue dogs and cats who have an extraordinary capacity to love.
Veterans who adopt through Pets for Patriots receive a range of benefits to reduce the lifetime costs of having a pet and to nurture the person-pet bond.
Dogs and cats adopted through are program are for companionship and emotional support only. They are not service animals nor are they suitable for service training.
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Explore the benefits
Pets for Patriots helps military veterans adopt pets for life
Our shelter partners provide at least one additional benefit to you upon adoption, such as pet training, ‘day one’ essentials or adoption fee discounts.
Discounted pet care
Our veterinary partners offer a minimum 10% fee discount for pets adopted through our program, and VIP Petcare Community Clinics give $10 off each visit or purchase.
'Welcome home' gift card
One-time $200 pet retailer gift card (for adoptions on/after 1/1/24; $150 for prior) to help buy pet food, supplies, and essentials, for use online or in-store. Arrangements available for veterans without internet access.
Post-adoption follow up
Save 5% at Banfield Pet Hospitals nationwide
Located in Petsmart stores, Banfield Pet Hospitals offer routine care, surgery, diagnostics and other veterinary services.
Member-only discount for VIP Petcare services
Veterans who adopt an eligible dog or cat through Pets for Patriots have access to additional savings on affordable routine and preventative veterinary care through our nationwide partnership with VIP Petcare.