Why we exist

We exist to transform the lives of our veterans by helping them save an at-risk shelter dog or cat. With your support, we can end animal homelessness in the U.S. and enrich the lives of the men and women who serve, and have served our country.

Pets for Patriots’ mission is to consistently give the gifts of fidelity, joy and companionship to both pet and person through honorable companion pet adoption.

We will achieve our mission by dedicating ourselves to increasing the adoption of the most at-risk shelter pets and, in so doing, demonstrating our gratitude to members of the military community. Everything we do will support opportunities for our member Patriots to adopt an adult dog or cat, large dog or special needs dog or cat – those most in need of a loving, forever home – and give them the resources to assure a lifetime of whiskers and wet noses.

Our calling

Our mission is a call to duty to:

  • Facilitate hard-to-place shelter animal adoptions by military personnel, working with our network of member shelters, veterinarians and other pet care providers
  • Improve the well-being of service personnel through companion pet adoption, a humane way of easing the stresses of military transitions as service members return from deployment, re-enter civilian life or retire
  • Foster education and awareness of the causes, conditions and numbers of animals relinquished to shelters each year in the United States, enjoining individuals around the country to our cause
  • Educating the military community and the public about the numerous benefits of adopting last-chance shelter dogs and cats