Dogs on Deployment

Rating: 4.98 stars   99 reviews

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Location: PO Box 710286 Santee CA 92072 USA

Mission: Our mission is to give military member’s peace of mind concerning their pets when it’s time to deploy by providing them with the ability to find people willing to help them. Dogs on Deployment is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit providing a central database for military members to find families and individuals who are willing to board their pets while they are deployed. No pet should ever be surrendered due to a military commitment. DoD exists to help military members keep their pets by alleviating the need for pet relinquishment from military members due to the hardships of deployments.
Results: Dogs on Deployment has assisted over 320 military pet owners through boarding and financial assistance as of July 2013. DoD has awarded nearly $8000 to needing military and veteran families for help with their pet's care during time of emergency or duress.
Target demographics: military members with help with their pet care
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 320 military-owned pets!
Geographic areas served: National
Programs: the largest, national military-pet foster network, financial assistance to military members and veterans, and education and resources promoting lifelong, responsible pet ownership.
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EIN 45-3109600
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Rating: 5 stars  

Excellence! This is a much needed service that was nearly non-existent. They have stepped in to provide relief to both service members and their beloved pets. Who doesn't win with this?

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As an animal lover, daughter of a career military man, and supporter of many nonprofits, I was drawn to the mission of Dogs on Deployment as one that dearly touched my heart. Our service members deserve our gratitude and support. When deployed, all their immediate family members are affected by their absence. That includes their canine and feline family, too. Let's not have those serving our country worry about those left at home. DOD offers a much needed and worry-aleviating service.

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This is an incredible organization. We sometimes forget just how much our service members sacrifice for our country. But Dogs on Deployment helps to remind us and gives us an opportunity to show our support.

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I have been volunteering with dogs on deployment since spring 2012. I help with tables at events and coordinate with other volunteers.
Dogs on deployment was founded by a wonderful dual military couple who devote a lot of time to helping pets and other military members. The whole concept of DoD is great. They bring people willing to help care for military pets together with those who need the help. They also offer great advice for military families, promote responsible pet owners, and provide some financial aid.
I believe dod is a wonderful organization. They help many military members and save many others from potentially being surrendered to shelters or rescues. This is a great organization to volunteer with at special events, to offer to board pets through, to donate financially to, and to promote on social networks.

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Wonderful Organization! Helping our Military Service Members keep their pets, keeping loved pets out of the shelters and with their original family!

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Such good work they do! I am an Army Mom who volunteers at a shelter and fosters my soldier daughters dog.. The ability for military to know their pets are safe, is HUGE ! Love the mission of DOD! They. Are. Awesome!

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We are new DoD Boarders and just love the new temporary member of our family. He is happy, healthy and adjusting well. We are so happy and proud to be able to support a member of our military forces in this manner. They do sooo much for us each and every day and being able to help him and his family is a blessing. To hear a soldier say "Thank you so much for doing this for us! It is such a relief to know our dog is being taken care of and we don't have to worry about him". What better thing can you do for a military member than give them some peace of mind? All it takes is heart, and that is just not hard to do at all.

Thank you Dogs on Deployment for offering this network and service!!

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What an amazing service this organization provides - can't want to be a boarder soon!! For the military members, this has to be a Godsend.

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Helping our Military members, and their animals, has to be the most noble group out there. I salute their efforts, and will continue to help spread the word.

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A great service to the military members. As part of the military family and living near a military post, I see so many pets come up for adoption due to deployment. The soldiers or families just cannot carry the burden alone for the 1+ years of deployment. Thank you so much for this wonderful idea and thanks to all the fantastic volunteers that step up and take care of the pets until their owners come home.

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