Eligible pets

Pets eligible for adoption through Pets for Patriots

Our goal is to give the most overlooked pets a second chance at life by helping them get honorably adopted by veterans and service members: adult and special needs dogs and cats, and large dogs. The hard truth is that a majority of these types of animals will be killed or, if in a “no kill” facility, can face near permanent homelessness.

Pets eligible for adoption in our program must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Dog or cat, two years or older
  • Special needs dog or cat, e.g., birth defect, disability, chronic medical condition, old age, etc.
  • Large dog (40+ pounds at the time of adoption), regardless of age
To be eligible for our program benefits, a Pets for Patriots-approved veteran must adopt a pet that meets one of the above criteria from any of our approved adoption partners.