Dogs On Deployment (DoD)
Our mission is to give military members peace of mind concerning their pets during their service commitments by providing them with the ability to find people and resources able to help them.
Dogs on Deployment is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit providing a central network for military members to find volunteers willing to board their pets while they are deployed or have other service commitments, making them unable to temporarily care for their pets. No pet should ever be surrendered to a shelter due to a military commitment. DoD exists to help military members keep their pets by alleviating the need for pet relinquishment from military members due to the hardships of deployments.
Additionally, Dogs on Deployment promotes responsible, life-long pet ownership in the military community by:
- Advocating for military pet owner rights on military installations
- Providing educational resources for military members about responsible pet ownership
- Granting financial assistance to military members for help with their pet’s care during emergencies
- Promoting healthy pet lifestyles, including spay and neuter, insurance options and vaccinations
- Connecting with community organizations to ensure Dogs on Deployment resources are available to military families
Dogs on Deployment aids pets of all types that belong to active duty, reservists, guard, honorably discharged veterans and their families.Learn more at Dogs On Deployment.org
Petco stores nationwide support on average: 8,000 adoptions weekly, 30,000 monthly, and 400,000 adoptions a year. The goal for Petco stores hosting pet adoptions is to be open seven days a week. They’re involved in the BF Train-to-Adopt Program (behavior training). Each region has its own Mega-Adoption Weekends. They also host National Adoption Weekends, partnering with pet food vendors. They recognize that as animals “replace” children in families, the need for consumables, such as pet food and grooming products, has increased.Visit PetCo.com
Best Friends Animal Society
Best Friends Animal Society is a national organization that offers high-volume spay, neuter and adoption programs, is a leader in the no-kill philosophy. They work with municipal agencies and supporting member groups. Mobile adoption programs are where they see the most growth in permanent pet placement. Working with LA City and County Shelters, Best Friends created a working model at their Los Angeles facility. They are in 10 communities now, building off of their pilot programs in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Austin Pets Alive and San Antonio Pets Alive get highs mark as members of Best Friends Animal SocietyVisit Bestfriends.org
Found Animals Foundation
Found Animals is a privately funded nonprofit dedicated to reversing the outcome for the three to four million animals euthanized each year in the United States. Dr. Gary Michelson founded the organization in response to animals displaced and harmed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. With a major focus on being able to identify ownership of lost animals, their micro-chipping team offers low-cost services for rescues and shelters.
Each Monday Found Animals provides on-going education on microchips, their uses and their impact on the lives of animals in a feature called Microchip Monday. To read the latest post click here: The Water Bowl
Pets America saves the lives of pets and the people who love them by providing educational programs about emergency preparedness and resources for disaster response.Through Pet First Aid & Disaster Response workshops, Pets America teaches people how to care for their animals before, during, and after an emergency. And, by collaborating with communities nationwide, Pets America is providing resources that help ensure that pets can be effectively included in local emergency management plans.
With locations in San Diego and Austin, was founded in response to pet emergencies during Hurricane Katrina. Their pet CPR video has received nationwide attention and accolades. John Paul Pet and PetsUSA are co-sponsoring production of a “How to Resuscitate a Pet” video, featuring John Paul DeJoria. The instructional video will include disaster preparedness, CPR and first aid. They also produce animal oxygen masks for first responders, including those used for resuscitation during Southern California fires.Visit PetsAmerica.org
The Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization. They advocate for better laws to protect animals; conduct campaigns to reform industries; provide animal rescue and emergency response; investigate cases of animal cruelty; and care for animals through emergency shelters and clinics.