Big changes to pet eligibility
We’re thrilled to announce two major changes to our adoption criteria. Our goal is to help you get more of your most overlooked dogs and cats adopted into loving homes with veterans. These changes were announced in July and were effective immediately.
Dogs and cats homeless six months or longer
This includes pets of any age. For example, an eight month-old cat who has been sheltered for at least six months would qualify.
The pet’s date of intake to your shelter, and/or information regarding time spent in a previous shelter if transferred, are required to demonstrate an animal meets the six-months requirement.
Two program-eligible adoptions per person/per household
Previously we would honor only one. Each pet must meet one of our eligibility criteria.
The animals can be adopted simultaneously or over time. We will require the same information from you for each eligible adoption: signed/dated contract, supporting information from kennel card or med history if needed, and veteran-pet adoption photo. We ask that you extend your member patriot special to the additional pet as well.
Our goal in making these changes is simple: to help more of the most adoption-challenged dogs and cats in your care get adopted.
In support of these changes we have updated the following:
- Staff guide and one-page adoption checklist, both available in the shelter welcome kit online (login required)
- FAQ section of our website
- Communications to veterans who are applying as well as those who are approved
- All other areas of our website that address pet eligibility and program requirements
If you are a primary or secondary account contact and would like other members of your team to have member site access, please please email our partner support team with their first name/last name/email address and we will send them their own login credentials.
Please do not share usernames/passwords.
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We work with tax exempt shelters, rescues, SPCAs, humane societies, and municipal animal controls across the country. Our goal is simple. To provide another channel to help you adopt out the most overlooked, undervalued dogs and cats in your care.