HSHV is proud to be a member of the “Pets for Patriots” nationwide program. This unique adoption program matches homeless shelter pets with veterans. Together, we’re determined to make the joys of adult pet ownership achievable and affordable for the men and women of the U.S. Military.

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What is Pets for Patriots?

Pets for Patriots is a 501(c0(3) charity connecting adult and other at-risk shelter pets with members of the U.S. Military. HSHV is proud to be a participating shelter, offering adoptions of eligible pets to eligible people at 50% off our adoption fees, and 10% off veterinary care at our full-service veterinary clinic for the life of the adopted pet.

  • Once you have registered with “Pets for Patriots” and have your membership letter, our shelter staff will assist you in choosing an eligible pet from the animals ready for adoption, that meets your lifestyle-appropriate needs
  • All animals will have been spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, behavior and medically evaluated and have a microchip I.D.
  • After meeting and spending time with the pet, you will participate in an adoption meeting with our knowledgeable staff to answer any questions
  • We promise to make the experience enjoyable, informative, and provide extraordinary customer service
  • In most instances, you and your new companion will go home the same day
  • Any member of any branch of the U.S. military, at any stage of their career (active, reserve, veteran)
  • Must adopt the pet for him/herself; cannot adopt on behalf or, or for another person
  • Must present “Pets for Patriots” membership letter; no exceptions
  • Individuals must first register with “Pets for Patriots”

Animals eligible for adoption must meet only one of the following criteria:

  • Dog or cat, two years or older, OR
  • Special needs dog or cat, any age (Special needs = any animal that is disabled or otherwise limited in its physical abilities due to injury, prior abuse or neglect, or birth defect – or that has a medical condition requiring ongoing vigilance, medication or special treatment), OR
  • Dog or cat who has been homeless for 6 months or more, OR
  • Large dog (40+ pounds at the time of adoption), any age
  • HSHV offers a 10% discount on adoption fees for all members of the U.S. Military (active and non-active). This discount is offered to servicepeople who do not qualify or do not wish to apply for the Pets for Patriots program, and is in lieu of the Pets for Patriots discount.


  • 50% off our adoption fee for all eligible patriots
  • 10% lifetime discount for veterinary services in our low cost, full-service veterinary clinic