MILITARY FOSTER PROGRAM
Supporting Our Military and Their Beloved Pets
Across the country, every day, men and women of the armed forces are sent to trainings, deployments, and re-assignments in places where their pets cannot go. Even on short trips, without a capable friend or ability to afford expensive kenneling services, military pet owners are forced to unwillingly surrender their beloved pets to animal shelters or rescue groups and never see them again. With the probability of being reunited again very low, pets are either re-homed or euthanized due to overcrowding in animal shelters. Even today, one third or more of the animals that enter a shelter are euthanized. Imagine going off to fight for your country knowing that your furry family may be euthanized because no one else could help.
With the important role pets play in our physical and emotional health, are we willing to let a soldier’s best friend be yet another sacrifice they must make to serve their country? Or will we assure them that their pets will be safe and sound, waiting for them when they return?
PACT exists for the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect this country every day. Our Military Foster Program provides the help and support they need that is crucial to both the animal’s well-being and the owner’s peace of mind.
How It Works – Fostering a Military Animal
PACT works directly with all military service members to match their companion animals with appropriate foster homes that will give them the care and love they need while their owners are deployed. We facilitate the foster home placement via our Foster Agreement – a written agreement that outlines the terms of the relationship and protects the interests of all parties involved.
During the foster term, PACT remains in close contact with the foster home to ensure the pet is settling in to a loving and safe environment. PACT continues to work with the foster home caregivers regarding any issues or concerns that may arise. PACT has a network of animal volunteers to help should an emergency arise at the foster home, and provides assistance, when necessary, by coordinating transport, professional trainers, groomers, kennels, food and supply support, and veterinary discounts for foster animals. Our foster programs are free; however, we ask that pet owners cover their beloved animals necessary expenses while in the foster home (food, grooming, veterinarian costs, etc).
While the owner is deployed, the foster family provides owners with regular updates on their pet’s well being, recent activities, and care. These are sent via emails, texts, phone, Facebook, post mail, videos or whatever works best for the owner! The updates always include a summary and often fosters can provide photographs or video — and the video of their best friend playing in the sunshine may be the best thing that soldier sees all day. Giving our brave military personnel a connection to their friends left behind and a reason to come home is one of the best things PACT Foster Families can do for our country.
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Military Foster Agreement
If you are interested in fostering one of these great animals, please click here to fill out the online application, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org about the pet you want to foster. Service Members, click here to submit a companion animal in need of fostering.
We need your support!
Help us make a difference by becoming a foster parent to a companion animal of those in need or by financially supporting our foster programs. Please click here to donate whatever you can to continue to keep these emergency services free to all military personnel and hospital patients in need.
Take a look at our Military Foster Program pets currently in foster care below:
UPDATE: Scrappy has found a foster! Scrappy's dad is a member of the US Army preparing for an assignment that will take him away from his Edison, NJ, home from 1/6/2019 - 8/1/2019. PACT is looking for a great foster for Scrappy while his dad is away serving our...read more
***Update*** Thank you to everyone who has applied for Ein! We have a ton of wonderful options for this little guy. Nathaniel is a member of the US Air Force who will be on assignment from 1/14/2019 - 9/5/2019. Nathaniel will need a foster for his dog, Ein the...read more
***UPDATE**** Thank you to PACT foster Cecile for taking in this sweet guy while his dad is away with the US Army! Cameron is a member of the US Army about to enter a new training cycle which will take him away from his home and pup from 1/5/2019-8/1/2019. Cameron is...read more
***Update*** Big thanks to PACT fosters Julie and Paul for taking in these big lovable guys! Pepper and her husband are both deployed/being sent to training with different branched of the US military. They are looking for a foster or two to help care for their big...read more
UPDATE: HUGE thanks to PACT foster Stephanie for agreeing to help these sweet pups while their dad gets the treatment he needs! Timon is a Captain with the US Army, and is preparing for a 4 month long program to treat PTSD. Timon is looking for a foster for his two...read more
Update: Thanks to new PACT foster Sara for giving Jaxon a place to stay while his mom heals! We have an urgent foster need for a pup named Jaxon! Jaxon's Mom, Stephanie, went into the hospital for a routine procedure and developed complications during surgery. She...read more
Zorro has been making himself at home with PACT foster Alison while his family is away on deployment! Thank you, Alison!read more
Big thanks to PACT foster Kate and her family for looking after Rosie during her owners' deployments.read more
Thank you to PACT foster Renee for looking after this gentle giant.read more
A huge thank you to PACT foster Sara and her family for looking after Oliver and Lucy for the last year! Sara reports that the pair is charismatic and affectionate, and they've made it to Santa's "Nice List" this year - they even got their own stockings hung by the...read more