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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

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 1000 military pet owners through boarding and financial assistance since founding in June 2011. DoD has awarded over $250,000 to needing military and veteran families for help with their pet's care during time of emergency or duress.

Target demographics: Active Duty, Veteran and Wounded Warrior pet owners

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 700 military-owned pets!

Geographic areas served: National

Programs: Dogs on Deployment provides 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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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Claudia18

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very thankful for Dogs on Deployment. My husband was injured in Afghanistan and was send to the Washington DC area. Had it not been for Dogs on Deployment I would have never found the Adiar Family in the Fort Drum, NY area to help me with my dogs. It was nice to be able to leave them with someone and know they where taken care off, it helped ease my mind & let me take care of my husband better. Thank you so much Dogs on Deployment for all you do for our Military members in need.


Client Served

Rating: 5

I found out about Dogs on Deployment through a local news channel and immediately "Liked" them on Facebook. Just before deploying to Afghanistan in 2008, I struggled to find someone to watch my dog for me and eventually settled for my Grandmother's house as a last resort but she only did it as a favor to me. If I had been aware of Dogs on Deployment back then my dog would have been much better taken care of and treated more like family. Fast forward to 2012, I heard about a story through the Dogs on Deployment Facebook page about a Veteran in need and he had two dogs. Through Alisa Johnson, the Founder of Dogs on Deployment, we made the appropriate arrangements. Alisa has personally gone above and beyond to ensure that animals of all kinds are placed into happy homes while their loved one is deployed. She has even helped promote transport of pets from overseas and across the country just to make sure that a deployed military member is at ease with having to leave their beloved pet. I have nothing but good things to say about Dogs on Deployment and happily keep up with their Facebook page!!!!! Thanks Dogs on Deployment for all you do, service members of all branches of the military greatly appreciate your services, dedication, and hard work.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a military member and a dog mom. I am so grateful that this organization exists so that I don't have to choose between having my wonderful animals or serving my country.