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:
Kaitlin is a member of the US Navy preparing for an overseas assignment which will take her away from home from 11/16/2019 - 6/30/2020. Kaitlin is hoping to find a foster near Norfolk, VA, to care for her great dog, Beau. Beau is a 7 year old, 75 lbs, neutered male...read more
Jonathan is a member of the US Department of Defense who will be on assignment overseas for the next two years 10/1/2019 - 10/1/2021. Jonathan and his family feel that their family dog, Leia, is too nervous to fly safely, and they are hoping to find a loving home for...read more
Hung is joining the US Army and preparing to attend Basic Training and AIT Training. He is 10/5/2019 – 02/23/2020 near Houston, TX. PACT is hoping to find a home in Texas, but Hung is willing to drive the pups up to 10 hours in any direction to provide them with a...read more
Jacob is a member of the US Army preparing for an overseas assignment for the next several months. Jacob's family is waiting for approval to travel with him, including the family pup, Sam. Sam's family will be staying temporarily in quarters where pets aren't...read more
Destiny is a member of the US Army who is away at basic training. Destiny left her cat, Robin, with a friend who is unable to continue caring for her. Robin needs a place to stay near El Cajon, CA, until Destiny's mom can pick her up in November. PACT is looking...read more
Melanie is a member of the US Air Force, currently overseas until 12/22/2020. Melanie had fostered her beautiful cat, Leo, with another friend in the service. Unfortunately they will be leaving on assignment and can no longer care for Leo near San Antonio, TX! PACT...read more
Miriam is a member of the US Air Force preparing for an overseas change of station. She unfortunately will not be able to keep her dogs, Kibah and Fifi, with her overseas, so is instead looking for a foster home for them near Hampton, VA. Kibah and Fifi will need...read more
Sarah and her husband are changing stations overseas with the US Air Force with very short notice. They were previously told that all of their pets would be able to join them immediately, but unfortunately they have encountered some travel issues that have delayed...read more
Arthur is a senior citizen in Collegeville, PA, who has been undergoing medical treatment. His dog, Princess, had been staying with a relative who is no longer able to keep her while Arthur recuperates. Arthur and Princess need a little extra help! Can you offer...read more
Crevante and is wife are both members of the US Army, currently preparing for training. The military couple is looking for a loving foster home to take care of their pup Bean while he away training for the Army. He is looking for someone to take care of Bean from...read more