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.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have. We are happy to hear from you.
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 email@example.com 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:
Thank you to PACT foster Candice for taking our favorite duo, double trouble, Dexter and Lily! These two have been living it up with Candice's family for the past year, and are eagerly awaiting their reunion with mom and...read more
Major thanks to PACT foster Kate and her family for giving Trigger the calm, loving environment he needs while his dad is away on deployment!read more
In this case, cats can fly! At least that's what happened when Emma, Tummy, and Monk traveled from Washington state all the way to Michigan to spend two years with PACT foster Shelly while their mom is deployed. Thank you,...read more
Thank you, Crystal, for taking care of these kitty brothers for the past year so that they could be reunited with their military dad!read more
Huge thanks to PACT foster Nicole for giving these two giant furbabies a place to stay while their dad is deployed!read more
Thank you to PACT foster Sharon for giving Maybell a second chance to be with her dad again!read more
Lola is one lucky girl! Thanks to PACT foster Catherine and her family for caring for Lola while Andrew is serving overseas.read more
Major thanks to PACT foster Stacey for offering Meaty a place to stay and friends to play with while Julia is serving overseas!read more
Many thanks to PACT foster Teina for giving Lucy and Hoochie a safe, loving home to spend a few months in this year while mom Shelby was serving overseas.read more
Thank you to PACT foster Tanya for giving Raven a loving home to stay in while Brittany serves with the US National Guard!read more