Program Overview and Benefits

Become a Pets for Patriots adoption partner!

Joining is free. Our nationwide network of shelters, SPCAs, humane societies, rescues and municipal animal controls is the foundation of our program, helping Pets for Patriots veterans select and adopt a program-eligible pet that suits their needs and lifestyle.

  • Increased adoption of adult and other at-risk dogs and cats
  • Reduction in pet ‘recycling;’ we connect adopters with reduced cost care to ease the costs associated with pet ownership, including minimum 10% reduction in veterinary care for the life of the adopted dog or cat
  • Community recognition for aligning with a cause that supports both hard-to-place animals and our troops
  • Promotion of your shelter as one of our community partners, including a free profile of your shelter on our website; we do it all for you
  • Full adoption authority remains with you, including your customary evaluation of the potential adopter to ensure that the animal is placed in an appropriate home
Download our shelter/rescue partner program overview here

Once approved by Pets for Patriots you’ll receive access to our members-only site, which includes:

  • Downloadable staff guide 
  • One-page adoption checklist
  • Selection of partner banners for your website
  • Pre-written press release to use in your own media outreach or newsletters
  • Printer-friendly flyers in both black-and-white and color
  • More tools to help promote our partnership!

In addition, we’ll send you a starter set of educational brochures and a set of Kennel Tags – reusable, rubberized luggage-style tags that can be affixed to kennels of Pets for Patriots eligible pets to increase their visibility and adoption potential.