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Explore our programs with nearly 3,000 pet placements and $1 million granted.

Your support helps us provide essential services—from secure pet boarding to emergency medical care —ensuring no service member has to worry about their pet’s well-being. Every donation strengthens our mission to support military families and their pets.

Learn more about each of our programs below before committing your donation. 

Each Month, We Save Military Families $1,315 and Safely Relocate Over 15 Pets Overseas

Meet Meelo, a beloved dog of an Air Force family who faced a big move from Colorado to the United Kingdom. The PCS costs for Meelo were steep, at $3,900. Thankfully, the Pet PCS Program (PPP) has provided a $670 grant to reduce the financial strain, ensuring Meelo can stay with his family. Your monthly donation helps keep military families like Meelo's together, wherever they're stationed. Support the PPP and ensure no pet or family member faces relocation stress alone. Every gift counts!

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PET PCS PROGRAM #PPP

Support the Rich Setzer Memorial Fund's Pet PCS Program

Support our Pet PCS Program and help military families manage the high costs of relocating their pets globally due to military orders. Your donation directly pays service providers, easing the financial burden on families and ensuring they can keep their beloved pets by their side in a new part of the world. This vital support maintains family unity and provides comfort in unfamiliar settings, making every dollar a step towards a smoother transition for our service members and their pets.
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Each Month, 30 Military Pets Are Reunited Thanks to the Hero Pet Boarding Network

Help ensure pets like Cleo and Rohna find a safe haven during their owner’s six-month deployment. Your support through Dogs on Deployment provides free boarding, saving over $18,000 in costs that might otherwise force pet relinquishment. Contribute today and give peace of mind to a service member, knowing their beloved dogs are cared for and secure while they serve. Your donation directly supports our network, allowing military members to connect with trusted boarders easily and safely. Give now to keep tails wagging and hearts at ease.

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HERO PET BOARDING NETWORK #HPBN

Support Our Flagship Program, the Hero Pet Boarding Network

Support the Hero Pet Boarding Network, the core program of Dogs on Deployment. Your donation ensures our online platform remains robust and accessible, facilitating safe and effective connections between pet owners and boarders. Help us maintain this vital service, enabling seamless communications and successful matches. Contribute now to keep military families and their pets together!
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Each Month, We Grant an Average of $1175 to Benefit Up to 10 Military Families

We urgently need your support for Lucy, a young pit bull owned by Senior Airman Gore, stationed at Tinker Air Force Base. Lucy has developed a genetic issue that requires expensive hip surgery, totaling over $1,800. Dogs on Deployment is fundraising $500 to help cover the costs and ensure Lucy can live a long, healthy, and pain-free life. This surgery is crucial for Lucy to continue providing the companionship and support that her military dad, Senior Airman Gore, relies on. By contributing to this cause, you’re not only helping a beloved pet but also supporting a dedicated service member in fulfilling his duty. Every dollar counts—please donate today to give Lucy the chance she deserves.

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VETERINARY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM #VAP

Support the Rich Setzer Memorial Fund's Veterinary Assistance Program

Help our heroes in need! Our Veterinary Assistance Program provides critical support to military families facing emergencies or accidents, covering portions of costly medical bills for vital services like joint surgeries and ongoing care for terminal illnesses. Every cent is directly paid to service providers, ensuring prompt and effective treatment for beloved pets. Support VAP and relieve financial stress for our service members during their most challenging times.
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Each Month, We Provide Spay and Neuter Services to Nearly 60 Pets for Low-Income Military Families

Meet Shaggy, a young dog who recently needed urgent elbow surgery. Thanks to a partnership with the Spay and Neuter Action Project, Shaggy received a free neuter surgery, easing the financial burden on his military family. This kind of support reduces stress and promotes responsible pet ownership among our service members. Your donations help keep families like Shaggy’s together and worry-free. Contribute today and ensure that pets like Shaggy receive the care they need while supporting our troops.

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SPAY & NEUTER PROGRAM #SNP

Support the Rich Setzer Memorial Fund's Spay & Neuter Program

Support our Spay & Neuter Program to empower military families, especially junior enlisted, with responsible pet ownership. By funding surgeries directly paid to service providers, your donation ensures service members' pets are spayed or neutered, preventing unwanted litters and reducing health risks. Help us provide the peace of mind that comes from knowing their pets are cared for properly. Your support makes a tangible difference in the lives of our military families, ensuring fewer worries.
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Each Quarter, We Support Up to 70 Junior Enlisted Military Members in Need Based San Diego

Operation Pet Wellness profoundly impacts our military community by providing essential veterinary services to pets of junior enlisted personnel. Each quarterly event offers free spay/neuter procedures for up to 30 pets, vaccinations, microchipping, and pet food distribution, significantly reducing financial stress for military families. These services ensure pets are healthy and safe, allowing service members to focus on their duties.

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OPERATION PET WELLNESS #OPW

Support Operation Pet Wellness, Aiding Junior Enlisted in SoCal

Support our local heroes by donating to Operation Pet Wellness! OPW provides essential veterinary care, including spay/neuter services, vaccinations, and microchipping, to pets of junior enlisted military personnel in San Diego County. Your donation ensures these brave service members can focus on their duties, knowing their beloved pets are healthy and safe. Help us keep our military families united and their pets thriving. Donate today to support San Diego military pet parents.
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Dogs on Deployment (EIN 45-3109600) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. Please keep your email receipt as your official record. We'll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation. Thank you for supporting America's Heroes and their companion pets!

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