Program Overview and Benefits

Become a Pets for Patriots member!

Joining is free. Our network of shelters, SPCAs, humane societies and rescues is the primary destination for our member Patriots to honorably adopt a last-chance pet. Benefits include:

  • 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’ll 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 pdf Overview for Shelters (1030)

Once you apply online and provide your eligibility documents, you’ll receive an email confirming membership in our program and access to:

  • Downloadable staff guide with information on what is an eligible pet and the documentation that our member Patriots must provide upon their first visit
  • Free Pets for Patriot badge for your homepage
  • Pre-written press release to use in your own media outreach or newsletters
  • Printer-friendly flyers in both black-and-white and color

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.