Vets and Their PetsSM

2017 has come to a close with great progress by Harold and Daisy spreading the word across the US and a huge increase in demand for assistance. Vets and Their PetsSM is contacted multiple times a week by the VA asking for assistance (short and long-term) with Veterans pets. We continue to develop a good working relationship with the VA and this has resulted in clarity related to need and duration. Some of the VA social workers even reached into their own pocket to help some of our Veterans pets in need.

Unfortunately 2017 also brought us the largest number of surrenders by Veterans. One died in a car accident with 2 beautiful sweet large dogs and 18+ cats left homeless. Through our rescue affiliation and rescue partners in the Phoenix area all animals were saved and placed in rescues for rehoming. We have also seen an increase in abandonment by Veterans who sought assistance. In 2017 we had 6 dogs and 2 cats that were not reunited with their owners because of the Veterans passing or disappearance. Luckily we operate under the non-profit umbrella of Valley Dogs Rescue. This affords us an avenue to rehome the animals. We still have 3 in need of homes so visit www.valleydogs.org/dogs.html if you would like to adopt one of the pups.

Most distressing is the lack of grants realized in 2017. None of the 8 grants we applied for were approved. This compares to 4 of 6 being approved in 2017. We assume this is due to the natural disasters and other national issues that diverted funds. The result of this is that we will not be able to assist many Veterans or their pets in 2018. We are working with the VA to seek out funding for individual cases but, it rarely happens. Most seeking our assistance cannot pay for the costs associated with the pets care. We are referring them to other organizations like the AZ Humane Society but, their ability to assist is limited.

We will do what we can with the limited funds in 2018. We will continue to seek out and apply for grants as well. We cannot continue to support the Veterans and their pets without your assistance and funding. Fosters are the largest need as this (boarding) is the largest cost. Each animal in boarding costs Vets and Their PetsSM $270+/month. Thank you for your support.

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Along the way they have meet great supporters and advocates that are helping spread the word as to how a veteran’s animal is critical to the health of the veteran. The US must assist a veteran with care for their animals when the veteran needs assistance. Else, many veterans forgo the assistance to care for their animals.

As of January we have 8 veterans’ animals in our care and many more being supported through our outreach programs.

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If you are interested in adopting any of the animals in our care please click HERE. Many great pups are waiting for their new home.

Our veterans and their families greatly appreciate your assistance to ensure their animals are safe while they get the care they need.

Pease help us help the veterans in need by donating. Any amount is greatly appreciated. To make a donation please click HERE.

Please see our Volunteer page as our Veterans need you! WE NEED FOSTERS! Fostering is a 30 to 90 day commitment. Help a Veteran get the medical treatment they need knowing their animals are cared for.

Vets and their PetsSM has a strong social media presence.  For more information and to become involved, please visit:

Facebook: Vets and Their Pets

Facebook: Valley Dog Rescue (Phoenix, AZ)

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Vetsandtheirpet

Please donate by clicking on this link.

Know that your donation will be used only for this explicit purpose.

Our goal is to bring awareness and give support to a little known issue of the pets that Vets own and are forgotten / lost due to system restrictions. Help us help as many Vets and their Petssm as possible.  Foster, donate, attend fund raisers or pass along this information.  Help us help them.

Please see the story of Gary and his dog Libby by clicking here.