Eligible Pets

What is an eligible adoption?

Our goal is to give last-chance pets a second chance at life by connecting them with veterans and service members. We know that most shelters have strong demand for puppies and kittens, but little for adult dogs and cats, large dogs and special needs animals – even though they make wonderful family members and deserve a loving home.

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

  • Dog or cat, two years or older
  • Large dog (40+ pounds), regardless of age
  • Special needs dog or cat, e.g., birth defect, disability, chronic medical condition, old age, etc.
Pets for Patriots will provide benefits for one eligible pet per approved applicant. Limit one Pets for Patriots pet per household. Still have questions? Read our FAQ.