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 and Hospital Foster Program pets currently in foster care below:
Rebecca is a US Navy service member. Rebecca and her family will soon be changing stations overseas for the next two years 11/17/2019 - 11/16/2021. The family intends to bring their dog, Spydi, overseas with them after they have acquired family housing at their new...read more
James is a member of the US Army who was recently given an assignment overseas from 10/28/2019 - 1/7/2020. James and his wife Lisa are the lucky owners of sweet Humphrey, a wonderful husky who has helped James recover from injury and trauma sustained in previous...read more
Todd is a US Army Veteran who is currently in the hospital, and will be undergoing treatment from now until 3/3/2020. Todd is very worried about his faithful companion, Chase, who has been with him through thick and thin. Chase is currently in Loma Linda, CA, and...read more
Tyler is a member of the US National Guard currently on assignment overseas. Tyler entrusted his faithful pal Duke to his brother, but unfortunately Duke can no longer stay in the home, at no fault of his own. Duke needs a great foster home starting ASAP through...read more
Joshua is a member of the US Navy currently working in Jacksonville, FL. Joshua and his family are looking for a temporary home for their great dog, Weezy, starting ASAP through 9/30/2021. Weezy is an 8 year old, 100 lbs, neutered male American pit bull. He is...read more
Caitlin is a member of the US Navy and is preparing for a year long assignment from 10/28/2019 - 10/28/2020. She is hoping to find a great PACT foster near Norfolk, VA, to care for her sweet senior dog, Artie. Artie is a 9 year old, 55 lbs, neutered male American...read more
Joseph is a citizen in Point Pleasant, NJ, who is undergoing some medical treatment and is unable to be at home with his best girl, Bianca. Bianca is a great dog with some special needs, and PACT is hoping to find her the perfect foster while Joseph focuses on his...read more
Rowenda is a citizen living in Fort Washington, MD, who will be going into hospital care in Baltimore for cancer treatment. Rowenda is hoping to find a great foster for her beautiful dog, Princess. Princess will need care starting 10/17/2019 through 5/31/2020....read more
Steven is a citizen living in Anaheim, CA, with his faithful dog, Woofy. Steven recently had surgery and is unable to properly care for his buddy while he's recovering. PACT is hoping to find a great foster for Woofy near Anaheim starting ASAP until 12/15/2019....read more
Traci and her husband are members of the US Army and will be overseas for the next year 10/8/2019 - 10/1/2020. The family is hoping to find a foster for their pup Kennedy and kitty Kilo for the year that they will be away from their home in Smyrna, GA. Kennedy and...read more