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County Animal Shelters & Pet Rescue Centers that Join in Thanking Veterans

As a way to show respect and appreciation for U.S. Veteran Military service to our country the following organizations and shelters provide U.S. Veterans with Companion pet adoption fee waivers or reduced fees when they adopt.

Please read each shelters blurp, some have their own programs that waive fees where you don't have to sign up with us, some share the cost  with us and you do have to sign up with us first. 


Adoption Fee Waiver Program 

If you are a Municipality, Shelter or Rescue that provides Veterans with an adoption fee-waiver when they adopt a pet at your shelter, we will list you here free of charge.  Just email us your information...and Thanks for honoring our Veterans with a pet. Contact us vetsadoptpets (at) gmail (dot) com

VETERAN'S - If you bypass us and go direct, the shelters or rescues will probably want some kind of validation of Military Service, so take it with you if you want to adopt from these providers.... & HAVE FUN finding your new furry friend

Pinellas County Animal Services

Fee Waived for Veterans, you can go to them direct. 12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33774  Need to bring proof, either ID card or DD  727.582.2600


Humane Society of Perry

Fee Waived for Veterans​​​​​​​, you can go to them direct.
1419 Ivy Place
Perry, IA 50220
Phone: Abby at 515-240-7581-CALL FIRST  
"We adopt to surrounding areas & states.  NOT just to Perry residents."

ARK Saves

Fee Waived for Veterans​​​​​​​, you can go to them direct.
Adoptions held at
The Funky Mutt Market
441 S Woodland Boulevard
DeLand FL 386.624.7720
Adoption Events First 3 weekends of each month
Veterans needs to show proof of military status and meet our adoption requirements

Hi Tor Animal Care Center   

65 Firemen's Memorial Dr.
Pomona, NY  10970
Phone (845) 354-7900
Fax (845) 354-6308

Fee-waived pet adoptions to all active-duty military personnel and veterans. You can go to them direct.

Steuben County Humane Society

1700 North 200 West Angola, IN 46703  (260) 833-2877  Fee-waived pet adoptions to all active-duty military personnel and veterans.  Please attach proof of your military status to your adoption application and thank you for your service!  Fee Waived for Veterans​​​​​​​, you can go to them direct.

P.A.W.S. of Dearborn County HumaneCenter

Fee Waived for Veterans​​​​​​​, you can go to them direct.

200 Charles A. Liddle Dr.
Lawrenceburg IN 47025

Adopt a dog or cat 

Bideawee Animal Shelter

“Veterans Pet Project.”​​​​​​​ 

Fee Waived for Veterans, you can go to them direct.

410 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016, Adoption Center - 212-271-2984
 118 Old Country Road, Westhampton, NY 11977, Adoption Center - 631-684-0079

Greater Birmingham Humane Society

Fee Waived for Veterans​​​​​​​, you can go to them direct.

300 Snow Drive Birmingham, AL  35209
205-942-1211 or contactus@gbhs.org.  Adoption Fee waiver for all Military members, must bring valid military ID..  They do charge $10 for micro-chip.  Sign up with Vets Adopt Pets for us to pay the micro-chip cost.

Companion Animal Alliance

Fee Waived for Veterans​​​​​​​, you can go to them direct.

2680 Progress Rd. Baton Rouge, LA 70807, 225-774-7701  We work along with Vets Adopt Pets to thank & celebrate Veterans for their service to all Americans.  As a show of our appreciation to all Veterans, we provide a fee waiver for the adoption of a pet from our shelter. Veteran needs to show proof of military status and meet our adoption requirements.

Sign Up with Vets Adopt Pets  FIRST

Below will work with us

For you to adopt your pet

The Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska

1000 E. Omaha Ave. 
Norfolk, NE 68701
Phone (402) 750-4665

Will share the cost of the adoption for honorably discharged Veterans or general under certain circumstances.  Speak with Lisa Doescher,
Shelter Manager 

Sign Up with Vets Adopt Pets  FIRST

Kirby Bexar Animal Facility

5510 Duffek Drive, Kirby, TX 78219
***Behind the Fire Station on Ackerman Road***
No fee to Veterans/Active Duty

Sign Up with Vets Adopt Pets  FIRST

Zani's Furry Friends ZFF Inc 

510 E86th St 2D NY, NY 10028

Sign Up with Vets Adopt Pets  FIRST

They will work with us per Gisella McSweeny, Founder/CEO  ! :) 

SPCA of Bradley County

1570 Johnson Blvd SE Cleveland, TN 37311

They are to bill Vets Adopt Pets for the adoption fee and provide heartworm test. 

Sign Up with Vets Adopt Pets  FIRST

Louisiana SPCA

1700 Mardi Gras Blvd.│ New Orleans, LA 70114

Sign up with Vets Adopt Pets, then go to them, they know their pets very well.  Let them know what you are looking for, ie) a gentle lap dog, a friend to hike, etc, they will help you pick out your pup or kitten.  You will take the pet home, while we do a joint thank you and will handle all the financials. 

Sign Up with Vets Adopt Pets  FIRST

Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County

2608 Center Street
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 383-2733

Shared cost with Vets Adopt Pets on all dogs.  Must apply with Vets Adopt Pets first, then fill out their application and visit the dogs.

Sign Up with Vets Adopt Pets  FIRST

Nevada Humane Society

Say VetsAdoptPets sent you - "We often do these promotions during patriotic holidays but will honor it anytime for your audience."  775-856-2000 ext. 302

Sign Up with Vets Adopt Pets  FIRST

Elizabethton Carter County Shelter

ECCAS, 135 Sycamore Shoals Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643  JOINT THANK YOU for non-neuteredThey waive fees for neutered petFACEBOOK PAGE  423.547.6359

Sign Up with Vets Adopt Pets  FIRST

Grant County Animal Outreach
  Building Bridges for Second Chances

6725 Randolph Road
    Moses Lake, WA 98837

They have Vets Adopt Pets link on their Shelter Pets Page, sign up with us first.

Sign Up with Vets Adopt Pets  FIRST

Hurley Animal Shelter101 Cortez Ave.Hurley NM 88043(575)-537-3220Fee Waived for Veterans Bring proof of serviceThis is a very small shelter

These orgs have their own programs 

Discounted Fee for Veterans  I found them online 

Healthy Animal Center

/Northampton County SPCA

Fee Waived for Veterans with proof of service
1165 Island Park Rd, Easton, PA 18042
(610) 252-7722

Adoption fee is waived for those in military with valid ID. One waived adoption per year for members of the military. Next to last FAQ states fee waiver

Williamson County ACl & Adoption

No Fee for Veterans
106 Claude Yates Drive
Franklin, TN  37064
"Please state you are a veteran at the time of adoption application."

Veterans- All adoption fees are waived for active duty service members and all honorably discharged veterans. Please bring proof of status. (Adopters must meet all other shelter requirements.)

The Humane Society for Southwest Washington

1100 Northeast 192nd Avenue
Vancouver, Washington 98684
Phone: 360.693.4746
Military Program of 25% discount

THEY WILL WORK WITH VETS ADOPT PETS Sign Up with us first and adoption fee is waived to you the Veteran/ActiveDuty.

Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

3320 Beltagh Avenue
Wantagh, NY 11793
(516) 785-5220 The town has permanently waived fees for senior citizens, veterans, volunteer firefighters, auxiliary police officers, and the physically challenged.  PDF page

Citizens for Animal Protection

17555 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas 77094
(281) 497-0591
50% Discount for Veterans

Gloucester County Shelter

Albuquerque Animal Welfare

Eastside 8920 Lomas NE,
Albuquerque, NM 87112
(505) 768-1975
Westside 11800 Sunset Gardens SW,
Albuquerque, NM 87121
(505) 768-1975  Veterans with proper Id. and documentation get a $10.00 discount

BARC Animal Shelter

 3200 Carr Street, Houston TX 77026

  • Veterans’ Companion Program –Half off the regular adoption fee for dogs & puppies and $20 adoption fee for all cats/kittens for Active Military & Veterans with proof of service

Pocatello Animal Shelter

Upper Ross Park
3100 Ave. of the Chiefs
Pocatello, ID 83205
208-234-6157  The Pets for Vets adoption discount program is a way of saying thanks to ordinary people who have served this country in extraordinary ways

Contact us if you want to find your pet through our program


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