We’re proud to make the joys of pet ownership achievable and affordable to members of the military community through the Pets for Patriots Program. Member Patriots come from all branches of the U.S. military and are in various stages of their military lives. Some are previous pet owners, while others are poised to discover the enjoyment of pet ownership for the very first time. Some want a companion pet to ease the stress of military transition or other emotional challenges, and others simply want a new best friend and loyal companion. Please visit www.petsforpatriots.org for more information and to apply.


Any current or former member of the U.S. military may apply to Pets for Patriots to become a member Patriot, and joining is free. We accept applications from men and women at all stages of their military careers:

  • Active
  • Reserve
  • Inactive reserve
  • Veteran
  • Retired
  • National guard

Anyone who has served or is serving in any U.S. military service branch is eligible for membership:

  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard


We believe in the transformative power of the everyday dog or cat. You might be surprised at how a wet nose, gentle paw or wagging tail changes you day – and your life – for the better.

The Pets for Patriots program strives to do their part to help member Patriots find, support, and keep their honorably adopted pets. This includes:

Adoption special: The Humane Society of Tampa Bay waives adoption fees for Pets for Patriots members.

Discounted pet care: The Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s Animal Health Center offers a 10% discount on all veterinary services for pets adopted through partnership with Pets for Patriots.

Gift card: Receive a $150 gift card to a major pet retailer upon your eligible adoption.

Members-only deals: Specialty pet item discounts on our members-only secure site.

Of course the greatest benefit is the unconditional love and friendship of your new best friend.

Find out if you’re eligible for The Pets for Patriots program and about the proof of service we require.

Please visit www.petsforpatriots.org for more information and to apply.