Veterans can find a new sense of purpose and a new pet friend when they save a
last-chance dog or cat: well-adjusted animals who find themselves in shelters through
no fault of their own, waiting for their hero. See this link from
to read about
the potential value of this program for those wounded and suffering from PTSD.
Please see Pets for Patriots' Belle's
heartwarming success story ... a Shepherd born with severe leg problems that found her home with her very own veteran:
Her recovery story is listed in the 2015 Success Stories
. Also, see the
new Youtube video
Click here to start the qualification process.
Call (423) 442-1015 or visit the shelter at 170 Kefauver Lane in Madisonville (behind Wal-Mart) Tuesday-Friday from 10-5 and Saturdays from 10-2. The shelter is closed to the public on Sunday and Monday.
Our Second Chance Pals
foster program is an excellent place to start, as these adult
pets have had the stability of living in a home environment and already fit at least one of
the primary requirements for a Pets for Patriots adoption. Ask the shelter to have the
foster brought in for a get-acquainted visit.
Or you may choose to make an appointment to visit our shelter and select from those
animals that are currently available for Patriots: one that is 2 years or older, a dog
weighing more than 40 pounds regardless of age, or a special needs dog or cat. Many times,
larger animals are difficult to find foster care and you may find the perfect larger
companion directly from the shelter.
All pets have been spayed or neutered, microchipped and are up to date on their
vaccinations. After finding your buddy, begin to experience the companionship that
only a loyal pet will give. Your new pet friend is waiting.
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