Foster a Military Pet

November 21, 2016 in Aerowood Animal Hospital


Have you often wondered how you could pay back our military men and women for their service? Good news for pet lovers. You can open your home and heart to a military pet in need of a long-term but temporary home.


When deployed or injured, it is sometimes difficult for military personnel to find suitable care or a temporary home for their pet. Boarding could become very costly and would also be stressful for a dog or cat for an extended amount of time. Some soldiers have no choice but to surrender their pet to an animal shelter or rescue group and are never reunited.


Fortunately, a number of programs are now available to connect foster homes with military pets where everyone wins. Pets are cared for in a loving home. Military personnel can concentrate on their tasks while having peace of mind that their pet is safe and happy. Pet lovers can give back to those serve in the military.


Two such programs that provide foster homes for military dogs and cats are Dogs on Deployment (DoD) and People + Animals = Companions Together (PACT). If you can’t foster a pet but would still like to get involved, volunteers are sometimes needed to transport the pets or monetary donations are needed.

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