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:
Roscoe is a senior citizen in Austin, TX, who's in the hospital fighting pneumonia. PACT is trying desperately to find a temporary home for his constant companion, Daisy. Daisy will need care in the Austin area beginning immediately and ending 4/30/2019. Daisy is a...read more
Hannah will be undergoing surgery at the beginning of February, and she and her family are desperate to find someone to care for their sweet 5 month old puppy, Willow. Willow is currently with her family in Arvada, CO, and will need care from approximately...read more
Dakota is a member of the US Army preparing for a deployment which will take her away from her Manhattan, KS, home from 2/8/2019 - 08/15/2019. Dakota is hoping that PACT can connect her with a great foster for her two sweet kitties. Fat Kitty is a 9 year old 14lbs...read more
**UPDATE: Thank you to all who reached out about fostering this sweet guy! We currently have a few great foster opportunities for Toby while his Dad is away, and are looking forward to him meeting his new foster family soon! Trevor is a member of the US Army preparing...read more
When Rick was suddenly deployed with the US Air Force and had no where for his labradoodle, Sadie, to stay while he was gone, PACT stepped up to the plate to make sure this brave soldier would see his dog again. PACT was able to connect Rick with foster Valerie, who...read more
PACT would like to give a big shout out to Foster Eileen for committing to the task of being a last resort for Chloe to have a loving, stable home environment while her family is temporarily living in Germany! Thank you for understanding the circumstances of Chloe and...read more
PACT would like to send a special shout out to Foster Karen for owning up to the responsibility of caring for Hickory while his original owners are in basic training and working at a hospital! Thank you for understanding their circumstances.read more
PACT would like to give a big shout out to Foster Wendy for opening up her Philadelphia home to Bincho while her owner goes off on deployment in Korea!read more
PACT would like to say thank you to Foster Nicole, who is helping Angela take care of Titan while she is on deployment serving in the Air Force!read more
Special thank you to PACT foster David for looking out for these cute siblings while Herman is out on deployment in Iraq. His commitment to ensuring their safety is highly appreciated!read more