About Us

What is PACT?

PACT stands for People + Animals = Companions Together. Our mission is to provide programs that benefit companion animals and their owners.

PACT is a network of passionate people who know the power of the human-animal bond and work hard to protect it. PACT is a constantly growing community of animal lovers that support each other and recognize the connection between a person and their pet goes beyond life’s temporary, unpredictable crises. We are constantly expanding this network as more people become aware of our work and join us in protecting the human-animal bond by fostering companion animals or providing other support to people and pets in need.

We work towards a world where no beloved companion animals are unwillingly surrendered to shelters because of a temporary military or medical crisis.

What do we do?

We support the community through unique programs such as our emergency Pet Foster Programs, helping animal caregivers with their emergency needs, and running educational seminars. We know that sharing knowledge and supporting the community is the best way to improve the lives of companion animals and their human owners.

Looking for Help?

Looking for help with a specific matter? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to find out who to ask.

Please keep in mind you must submit an application before contacting us directly about questions related to fostering your furry friend.

Who We Are

Sue Miller

Director of Operations

Buzz Miller

Founder & President of the Board

Judi Goldstein


Ellen Thompson


Major General John L. Gronski

Colonel Wendy Kelly

Board Member

Julie Zantopoulos

Communications & Outreach Manager

Nicole McGovern

Operations Assistant

Our Goal

PACT for Animals is working towards the goal of having no companion animals unwillingly submitted to animal shelters due to a temporary military deployment or medical crisis.


Because PACT is making a difference

PACT has received applications from more than 400 pet owners in just the last year, and has personally assisted many of these. We are growing at an amazing pace and expanding to help more people across the country. As more people learn about PACT, they are driving and even flying their pets from all over the country to our safe and supported Foster Homes, because there is no one in their area that can help.

Because PACT is there for you – fast

No one knows when an unexpected medical crisis will happen, and when it does, PACTs team leaps into action.

Join Us

Help us save the lives of companion animals and the hearts of their owners by becoming a foster family, volunteering in another way, or donating to help us achieve our goal!