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Pets For Vets®: Our National Project ___________________________________________________________________________________________

We are so excited to announce
the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic is now a proud supporter of

Pets for Vets®
A National Nonprofit Organization dedicated to providing a second chance for shelter dogs by rescuing, training, and matching them with American Veterans who need a companion pet. More information on how you or your Circle can help will be available soon! If you would like to learn more about this wonderful organization, please visit the website below.




Pets for Vets®

Many brave troops return home with scars – both seen and unseen – that make it difficult to transition back to civilian life. At the same time, millions of wonderful companion animals wait in shelters for a forever home. Pets for Vets® is the bridge that brings them together. When a Veteran is matched with the right pet, both lives change for the better. The Veteran saves the animal and welcomes him/her into a loving home. The pet provides the Veteran with unconditional love and support, easing stress, depression, loneliness and anxiety. Together, they share a Super Bond™ that provides them both with a whole new “leash” on life.

As of right now, we are asking for monetary donations or gift cards to chain pet stores to be sent to our National Secretary. Donations should be made payable to LGAR National Organization with Pets for Vets® in the memo line. Your contribution directly impacts each Veteran-pet match by providing a Welcome Package filled with all the equipment necessary to start the match’s new life together. With these basic needs already met, the two can immediately begin building on their Super Bond™ to create a lifetime of love, loyalty and trust.

More information on how you or your Circle can help will be available soon! If you would like to learn more about this wonderful organization, please visit the website below.


Provided here is a PDF file of individual pages for you and your Circle to print and use for a trifold display board. This can be used for any events you set up at to promote L.G.A.R. and Pets for Vets®

Click here

How you can contribute:

If you would like to donate money:

Either an individual can make a donation to their circle, and at the end of the yearthe circle can present National with all of the funds gathered throughout the year,OR, individuals can make their donations payable directly to:


with Pets for Vets on the memo line.

Fundraising Ideas for Circles:

If you would like to donate supplies:

You can either send supplies to National, who will then distribute them appropriately, OR, make your supply donation to your local Pets for Vets Chapter.

HOWEVER, when making your supply donation to your local Pets for Vets Chapter, make sure that your items get counted and recorded on our National Yearly Report Forms.

List of needed supplies:

Other ways to help:


Why do you match Veterans with skilled animal companions instead of service dogs? What is the difference?

Service dogs are working animals trained to perform specific tasks for their handlers. A skilled animal companion is a pet that provides unconditional love, comfort and support to its owner. While there is a need for both, Pets for Vets focuses on matching rescued pets with Veterans based on their needs, personality and lifestyle. Although we most commonly place dogs, we have also matched Veterans with cats and even rabbits! Once a match has been made using our unique Super Bond® approach, we work one-on-one with the animal to teach them basic skills and manners required to fit seamlessly into the Veteran’s life.

I know a wonderful dog who would be a great companion animal and needs a home. Can you accept him into your program?

Thank you for thinking of us! Unfortunately, Pets for Vets do not have a facility to board dogs awaiting adoption. Instead, they visit rescues and shelters to find a specific pet for a Veteran, depending on his/her needs. If the dog has a predominant “breed,” we suggest contacting that breed’s rescue group(s). Rescue groups have an excellent foster network and do a great job with re-homing deserving pets. Another option would be to check with the Voluntary Services Department at a VA hospital to see if they have any Veterans looking for a companion pet. People who have written to us have also had success with posting flyers at local pet stores, veterinarian offices or grocery stores with community bulletin boards.

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