Our mission is to give the gifts of fidelity, joy and companionship to both pet and veteran through companion animal adoption.

To accomplish this, we will:

  • Create a nationwide network of shelter and veterinary partners who share our mission
  • Rely on our network to facilitate the adoptions of the most hard-to-place homeless animals by military personnel and veterans
  • Educate the military community and the public about the plight of animals surrendered to shelters, and highlight the many benefits of adopting hard-to-place shelter dogs and cats
  • Reduce the overall costs of pet parenthood to limit the number of adopted animals returned to shelters
  • Provide ongoing support to nurture the pet-person bond

Through these actions, Pets for Patriots will:

  • Improve the emotional, mental and physical well-being of our veterans
  • Ease the stresses of military transitions as service members deploy, return from deployment, re-enter civilian life or retire
  • Reduce the number of companion animals in shelters with a goal to end pet homelessness
  • Show gratitude to those who have served, or are serving, our great country