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 and Hospital Foster Program pets currently in foster care below:
Rashaad is a young member of the US Navy who will be going to training from 4/20/2019 - 1/22/2020. Rashaad has reached out to PACT to help him find a temporary safe haven for his best buddy, Sky. Sky is an adorable young American Staffordshire mix who is friendly and...read more
Patrick is a member of the US Navy preparing for boot camp, which will take him away from his Galveston, TX, home from 4/17/2019-7/1/2019, and then the pair will be heading to tech school in FL from 7/10/2019-12/1/2019. Patrick is hoping to find a foster in TX to keep...read more
Emily is a young member of the US Air Force who has recently changed stations to Salt Lake City, UT. Emily had set up a foster family for her best buddy, Zeus, but they unfortunately changed their minds at the last minute. Emily is desperately trying to find a place...read more
Kristina is a member of the US Army who will be attending a mandatory training from 4/6/2019 - 4/27/2019. Kristina is hoping to find a PACT foster who can look after her dogs, Bailey and Duke, for the three weeks she'll be away. Kristina and the pups are currently in...read more
Sarah is a member of the military preparing for deployment overseas from 4/21/2019 - 4/21/2020. She is looking for a foster family to take in her beloved St Bernard, Bear, near Trenton, Illinois. Bear and Sarah have been companions for the last 3 years, and Sarah...read more
Please consider helping Iga through her mandatory waiting period before her big trip overseas!! Iga's family lives in Bradley, IL, and are serving with the US Navy. Iga's mom and dad recently received notice that they would be traveling overseas for an extended...read more
Jenee is a New Jersey resident who is facing an upcoming surgery TOMORROW with an extensive recovery and rehabilitation on both of her arms/hands. During her recovery she will need someone to care for her sweet pup, Prince. Prince is currently in Hasbrouck Heights,...read more
UPDATE: Thanks to PACT foster Emily for giving Max a great place to stay while his mom is away!! Heather serves in the Reserves and will be leaving for basic training on March 18th and will not be back home in Lynchburg, VA until August 28th, 2019. Her furry friend,...read more
Jilmar is a new member of the US Navy who will be going to basic training and tech school over the next several months, from 4/1/2019 - 9/30/2019. Jilmar is hoping to find someone to watch his adorable senior dog, Hype, near their hometown of Houston, TX. Hype is a 10...read more
Charles is an NYC native who is facing a medical crisis, which is preventing him from caring for Tigger, his faithful pup. Although loving Tigger is one of his top priorities in life, Charles must make changes to their routines to ensure his health is in the best...read more