‘My Old Dog’ resources for military service members and veterans
Our book “My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts” includes a comprehensive resource guide and highlights organizations that provide comfortable retirements to military and law-enforcement dogs; pair veterans with service dogs, therapy dogs, or companion dogs; and help military service members with their pets during deployments. We wanted to make that information available to people here on our website as well.
If your organization is not listed here and you focus on helping veterans and service members in any of these specific ways, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and send us the group’s name, mailing address, website, phone number and email address.
ORGANIZATIONS THAT PAIR VETERANS WITH DOGS
Canine Companions for Independence
PO Box 446
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Website (with contact form): www.cci.org
Paws of War
34 E. Main St., #303
Smithtown, NY 11787
ORGANIZATIONS THAT HELP MILITARY DOGS
K-9 Battle Buddies
American Humane Association program that reunites retired military dogs with their human handlers.
1400 16th St. NW, #360
Washington, DC 20036
Mission K9 Rescue
Brings retired military and contract working dogs back to the United States; also finds homes for retired law-enforcement dogs.
14027 Memorial Dr., #185
Houston, TX 77079
Contact form: missionk9rescue.org/contact-mission-k9-rescue
United States War Dogs Association
Sends care packages to military dogs on deployment and helps cover medical expenses for retired military dogs.
1313 Mount Holly Rd.
Burlington, NJ 08016
ORGANIZATIONS THAT HELP MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS WITH THEIR PETS
Dogs on Deployment
Arranges for long-term boarding of dogs, cats, and other pets while military service members are deployed or have other service commitments.
PO Box 710286
Santee, CA 92072
Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet
Offers a Military and Veteran Pet Foster Home Program and a Military Pet Assistance Fund.
9725 FM 1783
Gatesville, TX 76528
Phone (voice mail): 646-653-1045
Contact form: www.guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org/contact-us