Discounted adoption, veterinary fees available to all U.S. troops and veterans


The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) has teamed up with Pets for Patriots to help connect adult and special-needs homeless pets with current and past members of the U.S. military. The partnership gives our servicemen and women the opportunity to help save animal lives by receiving up to 75 percent off the adoption fee, and a lifetime 10 percent discount on veterinary care from MHS veterinary centers. Additionally, Pets for Patriots will provide ongoing financial support toward the purchase of pet food and care products.

Stella - is a Pets for Patriots Candidate and up for adoption at this time. She is a 4 year old Malti-poo. They had to remove one of her eyes and she has Shaker Dog Syndrome which can be controlled with medication.

“This is MHS’ second year partnering with Pets for Patriots, and we remain excited and proud to be helping these brave men and women find their new best friend,” said Michael Robbins, vice president of marketing and communications for MHS. “There are so many animals out there that would make an absolutely wonderful pet, but are overlooked for one reason or another, be it their age, size or even a medical condition. Through our partnership with Pets for Patriots, we’re not only finding these animals a home, we’re helping transform the lives of our American patriots.”

Annie - is a Pets for Patriots adoption success story and is pictured with her new family. She was 8 years old when adopted from the Petco Satellite adoption Center in
Sterling Heights.

This partnership has already paid dividends for a number of pets, including Annie, an 8-year-old German shepherd, who was adopted by Amy and Kevin Kaul of Sterling Heights. Kevin is active duty in the U.S. Navy, and the family, including their three children, fell in love with Annie after meeting her at the MHS’ off-site adoption center at Petco in Sterling Heights.

Service men and women interested in the program must first apply through Pets for Patriots, located online at www.petsforpatriots.org, and provide proof of their military service. Joining Pets for Patriots is free to veterans and service members and approval typically takes one or two business days. Afterwards, the military member can visit any MHS location to receive expert assistance in choosing a new best friend.


Eligible adopters will have either served or are currently serving in any branch of the United States armed forces at any stage of their careers – active, reserve, National Guard, retired or veteran. Dogs or cats two years and older, dogs 40-pounds or larger regardless of age, and special needs dogs and cats will be made available for adoption through the program. Through the program, MHS will help any service member in the community in the Pets for Patriots program find a needs- and lifestyle-appropriate pet.

For a listing of adoptable pets, information about the Michigan Humane Society or to make a donation, please visit www.michiganhumane.org or call 1-866-MHUMANE (648-6263) Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The Michigan Humane Society is a private, nonprofit organization which cares for more than 100,000 animals each year, while working to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.

Pets for Patriots, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to bringing pets and people together in a lifelong bond of mutual friendship, loyalty and love. Pets for Patriots creates unique opportunities for members of the military community to save a life by honorably adopting homeless adult dogs and cats.


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  1. This is just an awesome program!! Kudo’s to all!

    • Bassetmomma I couldn’t agree more!!!!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  2. What a great thing to do! I wonder who thought of it?

    • Nellie, good question! 🙂

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  3. Brilliant! Hope more furkids get help!

    • thank you Priscilla! Can’t believe no one is reading this post 😦 I am stunned since it is for such a good cause! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  4. Just wanted to thank Caren & Dakota for covering this Partnership Program between the Michigan Humane Society and the Pets for Patriots organization. It is a win-win program for all involved. I am the volunteer liaison for this program and am in a position to help patriots get qualified and help them locate qualified pets in the Michigan Humane Society system. If anyone has questions about the program or needs help finding a pet they can contact me as follows:

    Gary Roush

    • Hi Gary! It was our pleasure and it should be US thanking YOU! Thank you for stopping by and giving my readers your information. Your program is just fantastic! You are truly and Angel. Barks and licks and love from Dakota and “Mom”

  5. I think many people have read your message and I’m sure this is spread and passed to many others too. Sometimes, we are just lazy to leave our words (you know that I’m a good example).

    You’re doing great and we all know how much you care about our pets.

    Keep up the good work, Caren!

    Priscilla x

    • Noooo Priscilla!!! Not for me…for the gentleman who wrote this. I just felt bad for him because it didn’t seem that many were interested in this and I thought it was for such a good cause. Noooo, no way was I mentioning that for me!

      I often don’t leave comments myself. I can just tell when something isn’t pulling super well and this was one of them 😦 It made me feel bad because they wrote a wonderful post xoxoxo

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